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Interventional treatment: Holmium laser

Liam C Wilson and Peter J Gilling

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/9780199572779.003.0018

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: Holmium laser

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• The Holmium laser has excellent haemostatic and incisional properties • Patients having Holmium laser enucleation of the Prostate have: • Reduced perioperative morbidity, catheter time and hospital stay when compared to TURP or open prostatectomy • Equivalent subjective and objective outcomes when compared to TURP or open prostatectomy • Wide applicability—no limit to the size of the prostate that can be treated.

Chapter.  1920 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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