Descripción o resumen: 9783642774829 The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has considerably changedin the past few years. New treatment options are now available such as stents, hyperthermia or antiandrogens. The indication for these new treatment modalities has still to be defined. Some of these may be of help in poor risk patients, others may improve symptoms without majorimport on the underlying disease. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and open surgical procedures are still the cornerstones of the treatment in patients with significant bladder outlet obstruction. However, further improvements in technique are warrented to minimize mortality. 1 Etiology of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Can this Disease Be Prevented?.- 2 Pathogenesis of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Potential Role of Mesenchymal-Epithelial Interactions.- 3 The Natural History of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 4 Chromosome Abnormalities in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 5 Quantifying the Smooth Muscle Content of the Prostate Using Double Immunoenzymatic Staining and Color-Assisted Image Analysis.- 6 Evaluation of End Points in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 7 Contemporary Imaging of the Prostate.- 8 Progress in Surgery for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 9 The Use of Endoprostheses in the Management of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 10 Prostatic Balloon Dilation.- 11 Laser Therapy in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 12 The Use of Pharmacologic Agents for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 13 Physical Principles of Microwave Hyperthermia of the Prostate.- 14 Biologic Effects of Local Microwave Hyperthermia on Prostatic Tissues.- 15 Cell-Mediated Immune Response in Patients Undergoing Prostatic Hyperthermia.- 16 Transrectal Hyperthermia in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 17 Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy.- 18 Treatment Results with Transurethral Hyperthermia in Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.- 19 Critical Evaluation of Treatment Modalities in Local Hyperthermia of the Prostate.- 20 Optimization of Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Outcome of Clinical Trials and Future Directions.- List of Contributors.