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Combination of thermocoagulation and vaporization using an Nd:YAG/KTP laser versus TURP in BPH treatment: results of a multicenter prospective study
Author(s): Patrice Jichlinski; Michael Oswald; Franz R. Schmidlin; Peter Graber; Hans-Juerg Leisinger
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Paper Abstract

Laser treatment of BPH as minimally invasive therapy has found wide employment in the last few years. The objective here was to study the effects of combined technique of coagulation and vaporization with an Nd:YAG/KTP laser on BPH compared to TURP. Thirty-eight patients presenting symptomatic BPH were randomized and treated either by a laser coagulation/vaporization using an ADD fiber at settings of 40 - 60 W for the Nd:YAG and of 36 W for the KTP alike in 21 cases or by TURP in 17 cases. Symptom score, uroflow and residual urine were assessed preoperatively at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months. No transfusion in any group. Similar postoperative catheterization time. Treatment failure in 2 TURP patients and in 2 laser patients. Comparing AUA score, Qmax and residual urine, both forms of treatment were similar at 1 year. Nd:YAG/KTP laser is equivalent to TURP at 1 year for around 40 g prostates.

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Date Published: 1 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3245, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VIII, (1 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312274
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Patrice Jichlinski, Ctr. Hopitalier Univ. Vaudois (Switzerland)
Michael Oswald, Ctr. Hopitalier Univ. Vaudois (Switzerland)
Franz R. Schmidlin, Univ. Hospital Geneva (Switzerland)
Peter Graber, Univ. Hospital Geneva (Switzerland)
Hans-Juerg Leisinger, Ctr. Hopitalier Univ. Vaudois (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3245:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VIII
Graham M. Watson; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Penny J. Smalley; Sharon L. Thomsen; Harvey Lui; Lawrence S. Bass; R. Rox Anderson; Lou Reinisch; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; R. Rox Anderson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Lou Reinisch; Penny J. Smalley; Lloyd P. Tate; Sharon L. Thomsen; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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