Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate in a 400 cc prostate: Case Report

Esha L. Gopee, Matthew K. H. Hong, Trung Pham

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The modality of choice in the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia for large prostates has traditionally been open prostatectomy. Advances in minimally invasive techniques have begun to challenge this notion with advantages such as lower bleeding and transfusion rates and shorter hospital stay. In this case report, we illustrate the use of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in a gland measuring more than 400 cc. We describe the case of a 71-year-old man with persistent voiding urinary symptoms despite two previous transurethral resections of his prostate. With greater experience in HoLEP and declining experience in open prostatectomy, there may be a shift toward HoLEP as the preferred treatment choice for large prostate glands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endourology Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Holmium Laser Enucleation
  • benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • case report


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