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Best of EAU: The surgical armamentarium is evolving

Presented By
Prof. Jean-Nicolas Cornu, CHU Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France
EAU 2021
New surgical techniques under investigation for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and bladder outlet obstruction caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) include the Butterfly, UroLIFT, Rezum, and embolisation. The choice of which technique to use for which patient should be based on the shared goals of patient and physician, such as de-obstruction, symptom relief, quality of life, satisfaction, reduction of (sexual) side effects, and cost-effectiveness. The surgical armamentarium for the treatment of symptomatic BPH is evolving. Currently available options are resection, vaporisation, and enucleation techniques, which are well established. The vast majority are now recommended in the guidelines, based on level 1 evidence. In the past decade, alternative minimally invasive surgical therapies have been introduced. Prof. Jean-Nicolas Cornu (CHU Charles Nicolle, Rouen, France) presented highlighted abstracts on these new techniques [1]....

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