Transurethral microwave thermotherapy in the treatment of chronic abacterial prostatitis: a 2 years follow-up

Acta Urol Belg. 1995 Dec;63(4):1-4.


Objective: Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment, applied as a single session of 1-hour duration.

Subjects and methods: A group of 11 patients with chronic abacterial prostatitis, who failed to respond to a variety of conventional treatments, underwent this therapy in our centre.

Results: The results after two years of follow-up are encouraging: 88% remain free of symptoms.

Conclusion: Thermotherapy seems to add a new alternative for this hard to manage disease.

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced / methods*
  • Male
  • Microwaves / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatitis / radiotherapy*