Transurethral steam ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms in men

3rd November 2018 by Louise Hudman

Transurethral steam ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms in men

This is a new guideline from NICE recommending that transurethral water vapour ablation can be used for treating lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. It was published in Aug 18. This procedure is also know as transurethral steam ablation.

You’ll probably have heard about this in the news, but I thought it worth blogging about it so you can see if it’s worth all the hype.

I’ve also added a paragraph on water jet ablation at the end. This is considered safe, but there isn’t enough evidence on its efficacy to advise regular use.

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