Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2022 May 31. Epub 2022 May 31.
Division of Urology, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Purpose: To demonstrate the safety and feasibility of the Urocross Expander System (formerly branded as XFLO Expander System), an implantable nitinol tissue expander to trea t patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Materials And Methods: Men of 50 years or older were eligible to participate in the international, prospective, three-arm, open-label EXPANDER-1 trial if they had a prostate volume between 30 and 80 cc, prostatic urethra length between 20 and 60/80 mm, international prostate symptom score (IPSS) > 13, peak urinary flow (Qmax) < 12 mL/s, post-void residual (PVR) urine volume < 250 mL and quality of life (QoL) score ≥ 3. Patients had pre-assigned implant indwell times (1, 6, and 12 months for Arm-1, Arm-2 and Arm-3 respectively) with follow-up through 6 months (Arm-1) and 3 years (Arm-2 and Arm-3) post-retrieval. Read More