holmium:YAG laser

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A type of YAG laser that uses a short-pulsed high-energy beam with a wavelength of 2100 nm to cut, perforate, and fragment tissue. It has a penetration of 0.4 mm. This laser is used in the fragmentation of urinary tract calculi (stones) and in enucleation of the prostate gland.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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