Randomized study on the use of bipolar Gyrus PK scalpel with cutting power of 120 watts compared to the standard power of 180w, in patients with prostatic hypertrophy: our results

Roberto Giulianelli1, Luca Albanesi1, Francesco Attisani1, Barbara Cristina Gentile1, Luca Mavilla1, Garbiella Mirabile1, Francesco Pisanti1, Giorgio Vincenti1, Manlio Schettini1
  • 1 Nuova Villa Claudia (Roma)


Morbidity of transurethral resection of prostate requires changes of standard equipment . TURP underwent significant technical improvements during the last decade with major impact on the incidence of intra- and postoperative complications. Recently the TURIS-plasma resection technique, which Olympus Gyrus PK generator, was introduced in clinical practice. We Evaluated our over results by comparing the data obtained in the group that used a generator Gyrus PK to a cutting current standard (180 watt) vs. those obtained from a group which has instead used a lower cutoff current (120 watts), in the treatment of bladder obstruction (BOO) in pts with benign prostatic two hyperplasia (BPH).


In our experience the use of the Gyrus PK generator to a power cut than recommended , allowed to obtain functional results statistically similar to those obtained with the standard power , but in the short postoperative period, after 30 days , a minor irritative symptoms ( IPSS 8.1 ± 0.9 vs 12 ± 2.0 ) and a better quality of life (QOL 1.6 ± 0.4 vs 2.1 ± 0.9 ) reported by patients .