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Nd:YAG laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy using a beam splitter
Author(s): M. Niedergethmann; Thomas Oliver Henkel; Peter Voehringer; K. U. Koehrmann; Peter Alken
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LIlT) is an alternative method of treatment for BPH which can be applied either transurethrally under direct vision or transperineally under sonographic guidance 1,3,4 Since large prostate glands require longer treatment sessions (1 stickl5 g volume) 1, it is necessary to evaluate means of reducing actual treatment time. When treating larger prostate glands with the perineal or transperineal approach, it became obvious that synchronous stick application could reduce total treatment time. Therefore we connected a specially -designedbeam splitter with a Nd:YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260683
Show Author Affiliations
M. Niedergethmann, Urologische Klinik/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Thomas Oliver Henkel, Urologische Klinik/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Peter Voehringer, Urologische Klinik/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
K. U. Koehrmann, Urologische Klinik/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
Peter Alken, Urologische Klinik/Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2922:
Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Fausto Chiesa; Herbert J. Geschwind; Raimund Hibst; Neville Krasner; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Reinhard Neumann; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Andre Roggan; Montserrat Serra I Mila, Editor(s)

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