- Blute, ML. Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy:
Minimally Invasive Therapy for Benign Prostatic
Hyperplasia. Urology 50(2): 163-166, 1997 (August).
Recent editorial review from a Mayo Clinic urologist,
who was among the U.S. pioneers in use of the
Conclusion: "TUMT fills the gap betweeen medical
and surgical therapy for BPH, being easily tolerated
without the side effects of medicine or risks of
- de la Rosette JJ, D'Ancona FC, Debruyne FM. Current
status of thermotherapy of the prostate. J Urol 157(2):
An update and comprehensive literature review from a
Dutch urologist who was among the first in the world to
work with the Prostatron.
Conclusion: "Numerous studies unequivocally
support the efficacy and safety of transurethral
microwave thermotherapy for treatment of symptomatic BPH.
Significant improvement in objective and subjective
parameters has been realized with transurethral microwave
thermotherapy at multiple centers in the United States
- Ahmed M, Bell T, Lawrence WT, Ward JP, Watson GM.
Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (Prostatron version
2.5) compared with transurethral resection of the
prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic
hyperplasia: a randomized, controlled, parallel study.
Br J Urol 79(2): 181-185, 1997.
This well-designed study from England resulted in
disappointing objective results for TUMT, and it serves
to remind that the final word is not yet in.
Conclusion: "Despite considerable improvement in
their symptoms, TUMT ... did not alleviate obstruction in
patients with BPH. Patients treated using TUMT ... should
be informed of the possibility of ejaculatory dysfunction
(seen in 4/18 men)."
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