The use of wallstents in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

G. Guazzoni, F. Montorsi, P. Rigatti

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This study was conducted to assess the clinical reliability of the prostatic Urolume Wallstent for symptomatic BPH patients. One hundred patients were treated under intravenous sedation or local anesthesia. Pre- and postoperative patient evaluation included scoring of subjective symptoms, physical examination, laboratory analysis, transrectal ultrasonography, uroflowmetry with maximum flow nomograms, intravenous pyelogram and cystourethroscopy. At the long-term follow-up the vast majority of patients showed non-obstructed voiding parameters. The most frequent complications included stent malpositioning and dislocation, and persistent irritative symptomatology. The prostatic UroLume Wallstent is a safe and effective minimally invasive procedure for carefully selected BPH patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)927-931
Number of pages5
JournalArchivos Espanoles de Urologia
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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