Stenting in Cases of Ureteral Orifice Damage during Laser Enucleation of the Prostate for BPH: Is it Worth It?
In several patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the ureteral orifices may be in close proximity to the enlarged prostate due to considerable intravesical prostatic protrusion. In such cases, ureteral orifices are at risk of damage as they become involved in the surgery. We aimed to answer the question whether upper urinary tract stenting is necessary when ureteral orifices get damaged during thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuFLEP).
Our retrospective study included 340 patients aged 67.2 (54-89) years with infravesical obstruction (IPSS>20, Qmax