Interventional treatment: Greenlight laser

Malte Riethen

Edited by Alexander Bachmann

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:

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: Greenlight laser

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• Greenlight laser vaporization is characterized by TUR-like technique and a short learning curve • The physical properties of the 532 nm based laser result in a virtually bloodless and safe procedure • Surgery can also be performed by experienced surgeons safe and effective in patients with platelet inhibition therapy or oral anticoagulation • Length of catheterization and hospitalization are shorter than with TURP • Short- and intermediate term results are comparable to TURP.

Chapter.  1684 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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