Article

POD04.02 A Prospective Randomized Study Between Transurethral Vaporisation Using Plasmakinetic Energy and Transurethral Resection of Prostate: 8 Years' Follow-Up

Authors:
To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the authors.

No full-text available

Request Full-text Paper PDF

To read the full-text of this research,
you can request a copy directly from the authors.

Article
We evaluated transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate in patients with urinary symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia using the Plasmakinetic™ system. We retrospectively analyzed the records of 1,100 patients who underwent transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate between January 2003 and February 2009 at our institution. We assessed the International Prostate Symptom Score, quality of life score, peak flow rate and post-void residual urine volume preoperatively, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively, and yearly thereafter. Enucleation and resection time, enucleated tissue weight, catheterization time, hospital stay and long-term complications were recorded. No patient had significant blood loss or signs of the transurethral resection syndrome. Mean±SD patient age was 66.7±7.3 years and mean followup was 4.3 years. Mean preoperative prostate weight was 67.7±12 gm (range 35 to 256), mean enucleation time was 15.5 minutes (range 10 to 38), mean resection time was 46 minutes (range 20 to 65) and mean resected tissue weight was 42.8±7.7 gm (range 23 to 219). Mean catheter time was 1.8±0.4 days and mean hospital stay was 5.3±2.3 days. Transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate induced significant, pronounced, immediate and lasting improvement in the International Prostate Symptom Score, quality of life, maximum urinary flow and post-void residual urine volume. Postoperative complications included meatal stenosis in 9 cases, incontinence in 56, urethral stricture in 12 and bladder neck contracture in 10. Transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate appears to be the modern alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate and open prostatectomy for bladder outlet obstruction due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. It may be done in glands up to 250 gm.
Article
To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) with bipolar plasmakinetic energy. We reviewed the records of 121 patients with superficial transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder treated at our institute. Bipolar TURBT with plasmakinetic energy was performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in all patients. Resected tissue was examined by a pathologist who recorded the number of tumors, tumor size, tumor shape, location, grade, invasion of the muscularis propria, and presence of muscular invasion. The operating time, length of hospital stay, blood loss, and intraoperative and postoperative complications were recorded by a urologist. Follow-up was 3 to 5.5 years after operation. The median age of the patients was 61 years; 41 patients had multiple tumors and 80 had single tumors. The mean tumor size was 1.9 cm in diameter. The tumor was located in the lateral wall of the bladder in 67 patients. The mean operative time was (25 +/- 16) minutes and the mean postoperative hospitalization period was 3 days. Three (2.5%) patients had hematuria requiring blood transfusion and 2 (1.7%) patients had bladder perforation. Adductor contraction was noted in 6 patients (4.9%), and urethral strictures occurred in 5 patients (4.1%). Transurethral resection of bladder tumors with bipolar plasmakinetic energy is safe and effective in the treatment of superficial bladder tumors.
ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any references for this publication.