[Laser treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia]

Haute Autorité de Santé
Record ID 32016000246
Authors' objectives: To assess and compare the efficacy, the safety and the cost of the laser techniques most widely used in France (laser photoselective vaporisation of the prostate (PVP)) and overseas (Holmium laser enucleation (HoLEP)) compared with traditional techniques (transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and open prostatectomy (OP)). To determine the precise indications and the conditions of use of the two laser techniques.
Authors' recommendations: In summary, the literature data on one hand and the views of the consulted healthcare professionals on the other show that the studied laser techniques (PVP and HoLEP) can be regarded as possible treatment options in the same indications as the traditional techniques (TURP and OP), given the advantages shown by these two laser techniques, namely reductions in bleeding, the length of catheterisation and the length of stay in hospital.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: France
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Male
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Risk Factors
  • Laser Therapy
Organisation Name: Haute Autorité de Santé
Contact Address: 2 avenue du Stade de France, 93218 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France. Tel: +33 01 55 93 71 88; Fax: +33 01 55 93 74 35;
Contact Name: has.seap.secretariat@has-sante.fr
Contact Email: has.seap.secretariat@has-sante.fr
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