Korean J Urol.  1992 Aug;33(4):690-692.

Initial experience of 5 cases of intraprostatic spiral(PROSTAKA(TH))

  • 1Department of Urology, Yonsei Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.


Intraprostatic spiral was first described by Fabin in 1980 and developed to various modifications. Under the local anesthesia. insertion of the intraprostatic spiral guided by ultrasound end fluoroscope was simple procedure. intraprostatic spirs1(PROSTAKA(TH)) was inserted in 5 patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. 4 patients were high risk patients of transurethral resection of prostate, 1 patient was terminal stage of lung cancer. After insertion of intraprostatic spiral the peak flow rates were between 15 ml sec and 18 ml sec (mean 16ml,sec). The intraprostatic spiral may be alternative to an indwelling catheter in patients with a high operative risk and in those with a short-life expectance owing to the malignancy.


benign prostatic hyperplasia; intraprostatic spiral
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