Fast Five Quiz: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Key Aspects

Bradley Schwartz, DO


January 12, 2021

According to AUA guidelines, TURP should be offered as a treatment option for men with LUTS attributed to BPH. Clinicians may use a monopolar or bipolar approach to TURP, depending on their expertise with these techniques. TUNA is not recommended as a treatment option for LUTS attributed to BPH. Clinicians should not perform surgery solely for the presence of an asymptomatic bladder diverticulum, but evaluation for the presence of bladder outlet obstruction should be considered. Prostate artery embolization for the treatment of LUTS secondary to BPH is also not recommended by the AUA guidelines.

Read more about guidelines for the surgical treatment of BPH.

This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape Drugs & Diseases article Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

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