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Treatment of prostatic obstruction with neodymium:YAG laser
Author(s): Anthony J. Costello; D. E. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

We have used the Neo dymium:YAG laser to treat 30 patients with prostatic obstruction. Laser ablation is used as an alternative to traditional electro cautery resection. The department has a 15 month experience in this new technology for prostatic destruction. With a prototype delivery system (Lateralase TM) obstructing prostatic adenoma was removed. This delivery system comprises a 600 micron fibre with terminal gold alloy tip. Treatment is virtually bloodless, speedy and performed with a standard urological instrument under direct vision. There are some advantages over the conventional endoscopic resection. Laser ablation therapy of benign prostatic adenoma may be a practical alternative to transurethral resection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137354
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Anthony J. Costello, St. Vincent's Hospital (Australia)
D. E. Johnson, St. Vincent's Hospital (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1643:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III
R. Rox Anderson M.D., Editor(s)

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