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Irradiation Of Prostatic Carcinoma By Neodymium-YAG-Laser
Author(s): R Bowering; A. Hofstetter; E. Keiditsch; F. Frank
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Paper Abstract

Human Cadaver prostate tumors and canine prostate glands in vivo were irradiated by Nd:YAG laser with different power levels and pulse durations. Temperature measurements were carried out by an arrangement of micro thermo couple, digital volt meter and computer in different layers of the prostate and the rectum. The temporal and spatial temperature measurements showed a good correlation with the histological findings. Endoscopic laser irradiation of prostatic carcinoma in man was performed after TUR. There was a large penetration depth resulting a deep necrosis, but no perforation and no changes in the rectum were to be found also after high power laser irradiation.

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Date Published: 29 May 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0211, Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine, (29 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958342
Show Author Affiliations
R Bowering, Department of Urology Municipal Hospital, (Germany)
A. Hofstetter, Department of Pathology Municipal Hospital Schwabing (Germany)
E. Keiditsch, Department of Pathology Municipal Hospital Schwabing (Germany)
F. Frank, Messerschmitt Bolkow Bohm GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0211:
Optics and Photonics Applied to Medicine
Michel H. Grosmann; Patrick Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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