BPH. Riccel and Von. Medical Therapy. 5a-Reductase inhibitors Finasteride Blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone This drug affects the epithelial component of the prostate, resulting in a reduction in the size of the gland and improvement in symptoms
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Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Visual contact ablative techniques are more time-consuming procedures because the fiber is placed in direct contact with the prostate tissue, which is vaporized. An immediate defect is obtained in the prostatic urethra, similar to that seen during TURP.
Figure 1. Balloon Dilation of Prostate: A new technique dilates the prostatic urethra to 75F to 90F