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Evolution of the use of the holmium laser for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Author(s): Peter J. Gilling; Carol B. Cass; Michael D. Cresswell; Katie M. Kennett; Michael Mackey; Mark R. Fraundorfer; John N. Kabalin
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Paper Abstract

The holmium laser is becoming an important tool in the urologists' armamentarium. In this manuscript the evolution of laser resection of the prostate using the holmium wavelength is described. This technique represents a significant advance in the surgical management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and allows even very large prostates to be safely and efficiently managed transurethrally.

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Date Published: 22 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2970, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII, (22 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275074
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Peter J. Gilling, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Carol B. Cass, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Michael D. Cresswell, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Katie M. Kennett, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Michael Mackey, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
Mark R. Fraundorfer, Tauranga Hospital (New Zealand)
John N. Kabalin, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2970:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VII
R. Rox Anderson; Harvey Lui; Michail M. Pankratov; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Gerhard J. Mueller; Graham M. Watson; Reza S. Malek; Lawrence S. Bass; Lloyd P. Tate; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; R. Rox Anderson; Lawrence S. Bass; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Kenton W. Gregory; David M. Harris; David M. Harris; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Gerhard J. Mueller; Michail M. Pankratov; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lloyd P. Tate; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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