Periurethral transurethral microwave thermotherapy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: An interim 1-year safety and efficacy analysis using the TherMatrx TMx-2000™

D. M. Albala, T. M.T. Turk, B. R. Fulmer, F. Koleski, G. Andriole, B. E. Davis, G. R. Eure, J. N. Kabalin, J. Lingeman, J. Nuzzarello, C. Sundaram

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Abstract

Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) represents an accepted minimally invasive approach to the management of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The TherMatrx TMx-2000 represents a further evolution in TUMT technique. This device uses periurethral transurethral microwave thermotherapy (P-TUMT) technology to directly target the BPH tissue adjacent to the prostatic urethra by using a catheter without a urethral-cooling surface. This article provides a technical review of the device and describes the results of a randomized, controlled multicenter study of P-TUMT for the treatment of symptomatic BPH. A discussion of the physiologic effects of P-TUMT is presented and compared to conventional TUMT. A comparison of P-TUMT to contemporary TUMT series in relation to efficacy and complications is also described. This study concludes that P-TUMT using the TherMatrx TMx-2000 device represents a minimally invasive, efficacious, and well-tolerated treatment for symptomatic BPH.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-293
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in urology
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Microwave
  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Thermotherapy
  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Albala, D. M., Turk, T. M. T., Fulmer, B. R., Koleski, F., Andriole, G., Davis, B. E., Eure, G. R., Kabalin, J. N., Lingeman, J., Nuzzarello, J., & Sundaram, C. (2000). Periurethral transurethral microwave thermotherapy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: An interim 1-year safety and efficacy analysis using the TherMatrx TMx-2000™. Techniques in urology, 6(4), 288-293.