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Transurethral microwave heating without urethral cooling: theory and experimental results
Author(s): Zbigniew P. Petrovich; Melvin Astrahan; Luc Baert
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Paper Abstract

Transurethral microwave hyperthermia is emerging as an important treatment modality in the management of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. The existing transurethral applicators are easy to operate and some have been designed to be disposable. Heating patterns measured in the laboratory and clinically are similar. There is a predictable temperature distribution clinically useful in the immediate periurethral prostate. Results of preclinical studies have been presented.

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Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43899
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Zbigniew P. Petrovich, Univ. of Southern California School of Medicine (United States)
Melvin Astrahan, Univ. of Southern California School of Medicine (United States)
Luc Baert, Univ. Hospital St. Pieter (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1421:
Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery
Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Joseph J. Pietrafitta, Editor(s)

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