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Table 4 Magnetic resonance imaging findings at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the procedure (patients, n = 44)

From: 3-T MRI and clinical validation of ultrasound-guided transperineal laser ablation of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Time/findings Visualisation of fibre track Post-treatment cavity Urethra preservation Periurethral oedema Prostate volume reduction
1 month 43 (97%) 41 (93%) 44 (100%) 42 (95%) 2 (5%)
3 months 37 (84%) 36 (81%) 44 (100%) 31 (100%) 12 (27%)
6 months 29 (65%) 30 (68%) 44 (100%) 11 (70%) 21(48%)
12 months 22 (50%) 13 (30%) 44 (100%) 3 (7%) 38 (89%)