Recommendation ID
IPG629/1
Question

NICE encourages further research into transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and may update the guidance on publication of further evidence. Further research should report long-term follow-up and include reintervention rates.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

The evidence on transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia raises no major safety concerns. The evidence on efficacy is limited in quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia
Number
IPG629
Date issued
September 2018

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/09/2018