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Initial human clinical experience with diode laser interstitial treatment of BPH
Author(s): Richard L. Conn; Bruce A. Muggenburg; Fletcher F. Hahn; Willian C. Griffith Jr.; Victor C. Esch
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Paper Abstract

As a possible solution to this problem, previous writers have suggested the possibility of treating BPH through interstitial thermotherapy. In this treatment, prostatic tissue is heated from within the prostate to the point of irreversible necrosis. Healing processes then reduce the volume of the affected tissue, even in the absence of sloughing. This study covers initial human use of such a device, using an 810 nm wavelength diode laser not previously used for such therapy.

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Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209086
Show Author Affiliations
Richard L. Conn, Lovelace Health Systems (United States)
Bruce A. Muggenburg, Lovelace Health Systems (United States)
Fletcher F. Hahn, Lovelace Health Systems (United States)
Willian C. Griffith Jr., Lovelace Health Systems (United States)
Victor C. Esch, Lovelace Health Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2395:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; Graham M. Watson M.D.; Rudolf W. Steiner; Douglas E. Johnson M.D.; Stanley M. Shapshay M.D.; Michail M. Pankratov; George S. Abela M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; John V. White M.D.; Rodney A. White M.D.; Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M.; Lloyd P. Tate V.D.M.; C. Thomas Vangsness M.D., Editor(s)

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