V3-14: Transurethral Bipolar Enucleation of the Prostate, a Novel Technique for Bladder Outlet Obstruction
VideoIntroductions and Objectives
Enucleation of the prostate has been found to be an effective treatment for bladder outlet obstruction. Traditional techniques, such as the HOLEP, require specialized equipment and training that are not widespread amongst Urologists. Bipolar enucleation has recently been reported as a new method of prostate surgery but the nuances of the surgery are not yet well known.
We present our technique using common endoscopic equipment in video format with early post-operative outcome data.
N=13 patients. Mean prostate size, operative time, and EBL were 61.2 grams, 111 minutes, and 62.5mL, respectively. Mean hospital stay was 1.08 days. Pre-operative and six week post-operative parameters shown in Table 1 below.
Transurethral Bipolar Enucleation (TuBE) is likely an effective procedure that can be accomplished with basic endoscopic equipment.