Alcohol ablation viable option for BPH management

February 1, 2003

Genoa, Italy-The use of alcohol ablation of the prostate to treat patients with symptomatic bladder outlet obstruction secondary to BPH yielded promising results in a number of studies presented at the World Congress on Endourology here. Researchers reported on the use of two forms of alcohol ablation-one using an anhydrous alcohol solution and one using a viscous gel. Both technologies are considered investigative.