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Traitement de l'hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate pour les hommes canadiens

Optilume

Optilume is a new, approved minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and for urethral strictures.

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How Does it Work?

Optilume is a medication-coated balloon that combines specialized drug delivery technology with balloon dilation techniques.

The purpose of the treatment is to open the urethra in order to slow or stop the regrowth of strictures and help reduce symptoms of BPH.

The drug that coats the balloon is an antiproliferative medication that is used to stop urethral strictures from forming. This treatment provides relief for urinary symptoms and offers sustained results without the long-term side effects of other treatments.

Procedure

The Optilume procedure is performed with light sedation and local anesthesia.

Firstly, the patient lies on their back with their legs in stirrups. The catheter is then inserted into the urethra up to the location of the prostate.

Once the catheter is set in place, a cylindrical balloon is inflated to press against the prostate tissue, creating a passageway for urine to flow through. As the balloon expands, it creates micro fissures in the tissue.

The coating of the balloon releases a therapeutic medication directly onto the fissured tissue. This medication reduces cell proliferation and fibrotic scar tissue generation, which helps relieve urinary obstruction and improves the flow of urine.

Duration

The procedure is quick and simple. The duration of the procedure should last around 15 to 20 minutes.

Recovery

The procedure is minimally invasive, so little downtime is involved. Patients may resume their normal activities within a few days following the procedure.

Optilume for BPH

Optilume for Urethral Strictures

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Risks

Similar to any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with Optilume.

However, they are typically very low in comparison to its benefits.

It is possible for some patients to experience discomfort or pain during the procedure, particularly if the catheter is inflated too tightly. Patients may also experience bleeding or bruising in the urethra or the surrounding tissue, which typically resolves on its own. In rare cases, urinary tract infections (UTI) following the procedure may occur.

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