Urology An electrode that delivers high-density electrical current for removing prostate tissue
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Electrovaporization (also referred to as the VaporTrode procedure, transurethral electrovaporization of the prostate, or vaporization of the prostate) uses one of several commercially available devices to destroy obstructive prostate tissue.
The VaporTrode procedure is designed to reduce the bothersome obstructive symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and to increase both peak and mean flow rates.
Narayan and associates (1997) compared the efficacy of the VaporTrode procedure with visual laser ablation of the prostate in 64 men with BPH.