Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a ubiquitous urologic disease affecting aging men. Patients often experience bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that warrant urologic evaluation and management. Routinely, patients are initially treated with medical therapies with the goal of both relaxing the bladder neck and shrinking the prostate in order to relieve obstruction secondary to prostatic enlargement. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) serves as a first-line surgical intervention in those who fail medical therapy. Recently, novel minimally invasive surgical techniques for BPH management have emerged. Of these, prostatic urethral lift (PUL or Urolift) has gained attention given its presumed effectiveness and minimal risk of sexual side effects when compared to the standard TURP. The purpose of this review is to describe past and current trends in the implementation of PUL for BPH and to highlight important outcomes.
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