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Interventional treatment: Prostate laser

Thomas Hermanns and Tullio Sulser

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0016

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: Prostate laser

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• Lasers for BPH treatment attracted the attention of urologists due to excellent tissue ablative and haemostatic properties • Several lasers with different properties and application devices have been developed • Laser procedures are the most extensively investigated minimal invasive BPH treatments • Lasers with pure coagulative properties caused considerable postoperative dysuria and prolonged urinary retention and are no longer in use • Haemostatic properties allow for treatment of patients under full anticoagulation or dual platelet aggregation inhibition.

Chapter.  1530 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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