interstitial laser coagulation


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interstitial laser coagulation

Urology A type of therapy for BPH; a standard cystoscope is introduced into the urethra delivering a fiberoptic probe into the prostate; low-power laser energy delivered through the probe, heats and destroys a controlled amount of prostate, which is resorbed by the body over time. See Benign prostatic hypertrophy. Cf Transurethral resection of prostate or TURP.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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