Introduction: The prolongation of the life of men results in the growing
number of people suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In
2010, BPH concerned more than 200 million men in the whole world, which
at that time made up 6% of the population of men at large. Currently,
the population of men in the world amounts about three billion six
hundred million. The modern surgical treatment of BPH consists of
minimally invasive techniques, including laser systems.
Aim: Evaluation of the eff ectiveness of photoselective vaporization of
the prostate (PVP) on the basis of subjective parameters assessed by
patients using IPSS and QoL questionnaires as well as objective
parameters obtained from results of urodynamic tests.
Material and Methods: Between 2012 and 2015, 120 patients with benign
prostatic hyperplasia were included in the study and underwent PVP.
Finally, 77 patients were included in the study. In all patients, IPSS
and QoL sheets were carried out 1, 6 and 12 months, and urodynamic tests
12 months after the surgical treatment.
Results: The statistically signifi cant change in the value of each
parameter assessed: decrease in the IPSS, QoL, PVR, Pmax, Pop, the
degree of obstruction according to Schäfer and ICS nomogram, and an
increase in the values of Qmax and Qave.
Conclusions: Photoselective vaporization of the prostate is an eff
ective method of therapy in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia.