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10.1007/bf02950933

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1433-8726

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Morbidity associated with repeated transrectal high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment of localized prostate cancer

Authors: Andreas Blana, Sebastian Rogenhofer, Roman Ganzer, Peter J. Wild, Wolf F. Wieland, Bernhard Walter,

Publish Date: 2006/07/19
Volume: 24, Issue:5, Pages: 585-590
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare single with repeated high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment in patients with localized prostate cancer, regarding treatment-related morbidity. A number of 223 consecutive patients with localized prostate cancer were treated with HIFU. Among them, 174 (78%) patients had one treatment, while 49 (22%) needed a second treatment. The patients’ status and treatment-related side effects were followed up. The complications rates after one HIFU in 223 patients were: urinary tract infection 0.4%, chronic pelvic pain 0.9%, infravesical obstruction 19.7%, stressincontinence 7.6%, impotence 49.8%. Among the 49 patients who received a second HIFU therapy, the cumulative incontinence rate (12.2%; P = 0.024) and cumulative impotence rate (55%; P 


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