Ann Geriatr Med Res 2017; 21(4): 206-209
Initial Experience With Transurethral Enucleation With Bipolar Energy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dae Young Kim, Dae Hyoung Park, Chun Ha Hwang, Jong Bouk Lee, Jong Hyun Yoon, Tae Wook Jeong, Woong Na
Department of Urology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Woong Na, MD, PhD
Department of Urology, National Medical Center, 245, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04564, Korea
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Received: September 9, 2017; Revised: October 26, 2017; Accepted: October 26, 2017; Published online: December 31, 2017.
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Background: This retrospective study examined the safety and efficacy of transurethral enucleation with bipolar energy (TUEB) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), based on initial experiences.
Methods: In this study, 2 surgeons performed TUEB on 23 patients between January 2014 and April 2017. The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), quality of life (QoL), digital rectal examination, transrectal ultrasonography, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels, maximum flow rate (Qmax), and postvoid residual urine (PVR) were used as variables. Resected prostate volume (g), resection time, efficiency of resection, change in hemoglobin, and indwelling Foley catheter duration were used to assess the efficacy of TUEB. Foley catheter reinsertion rate, occurrence of urethral or bladder neck stricture, urinary incontinence, and bladder injury were evaluated as complications of TUEB.
Results: Mean age was 70.3±8.3 years. Mean prostate volume was 55.1±33.9 g. Preoperative and 1-month postoperative PSA, IPSS, QoL, Qmax, and PVR data were collected and showed significant difference. Resected prostate volume, resection time, resection efficiency, indwelling Foley catheter duration, and change in hemoglobin values were 22.9±14.7 g, 109.6±60.3 minutes, 0.23±0.13 g/min, 4.7±4.7 days, and 0.9±0.7 g/dL, respectively. Following TUEB, incontinence occurred in 2 patients and acute urinary retention in 2 (8.7%).
Conclusion: Our initial experience suggests that TUEB is efficient and safe for patients with BPH. However, the study was limited by the small number of subjects.
Keywords: Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Transurethral enucleation with bipolar

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