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Interventional treatment: Thulium laser

Andreas Gross

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

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ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0019

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Interventional treatment: Thulium laser

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• The Thulium:YAG laser is a continuous wave laser for urological soft tissue surgery • 2 micron wavelength ensures shallow penetration with effective coagulation • Laser effect is independent from tissue color and vascularization • Multiple techniques for the treatment of BPO possible.

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Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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