J Urol. 1985 May;133(5):873-6.     

 

Localized deep microwave hyperthermia in the treatment of poor operative risk patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

 

Yerushalmi A, Fishelovitz Y, Singer D, Reiner I, Arielly J, Abramovici Y, Catsenelson R, Levy E, Shani A.

 

Non-invasive localized deep microwave hyperthermia was applied as an alternative treatment to surgery in 29 patients with contraindications for prostatectomy. Patients were treated twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, for 1 hour, without sedation on an outpatient basis. All patients tolerated treatment well without secondary effects. The results indicate that localized deep microwave hyperthermia applied by this method is safe and effective in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.