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NICE backs laser treatment for men with enlarged prostate

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 14 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3310
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended laser treatment for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia who are not at high risk of complications.1

The medical technology guidance supports use of the GreenLight XPS laser system in men who are not at increased risk of bleeding, whose prostates are smaller than 100 mL, and who do not have urinary retention. It says that not enough evidence exists to recommend laser treatment …

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