TURP has been considered the gold standard for surgical treatment of BPH for many years. Symptoms relief, improvement in maximum flow rate and reduction of post void residual urine have been reported in several experiences. Nevertheless, concerns have been reported in terms of safety outcomes: intracapsular perforation, TUR syndrome, bleeding. In the recent years the use of new forms of energy and devices such as bipolar resector, Ho: YAG and potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser are challenging the role of traditional TURP for BPH surgical treatment. In 1999 TURP represented 81% of surgical treatment for BPH versus 39% in 2005. We have analyzed guidelines and recent literature to evaluate the role of the most relevant new surgical approaches compared to TURP for the treatment of BPH.
BPH : state of the art in the surgical treatment / A. C., Grasso; G., Albo; G., Cozzi; M. G., Spinelli; M., Talso; P. G., Dell'Orto; M., Ferruti; Rocco, Bernardo Maria Cesare; F., Rocco. - In: UROLOGIA. - ISSN 0391-5603. - 79:3(2012), pp. 180-188. [10.5301/RU.2012.9685]