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Transurethral laser prostatectomy using a right-angle laser delivery system
Author(s): Douglas E. Johnson; A. Keith Levinson; Frank J. Greskovich; Douglas M. Cromeens; Jae Y. Ro; Anthony J. Costello; Kenneth I. Wishnow
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Paper Abstract

Transurethal laser prostatectomy, using a 600-(mu) laser quartz fiber capable of directing the laser energy at 90 degree(s), a neodymium: YAG laser, and conventional cystoscopic equipment was satisfactorily performed in dogs. Urinary continence was preserved. Preliminary studies suggested an optimum power setting of 60 W delivered for 60 seconds at four quadrants (12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions). In these animals, the technique provided a simple and safe procedure and did not require catheter drainage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43902
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas E. Johnson, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
A. Keith Levinson, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Frank J. Greskovich, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Douglas M. Cromeens, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Jae Y. Ro, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)
Anthony J. Costello, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (Australia)
Kenneth I. Wishnow, Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr. (United States)


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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