Hyperthermia is the application of heat energy to mediate cell death within tissue. The prostate is the urological organ most frequently treated with this technology, and microwaves are used most commonly, although radiofrequency (RF) hyperthermia has been used clinically. Microwave hyperthermia has been applied to prostatic malignancy and the inflamed prostate but has found its niche as a minimally invasive therapy for obstructive benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) when medical therapy has failed.
KeywordsCatheter Microwave Epinephrine Cavitation Prostatic Disease
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