laser prostatectomy


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laser prostatectomy

removal of the prostate after it has been exposed to a laser either by direct contact with vaporization or by an indirect system that causes coagulation necrosis.
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High-power (80 W) potassium titanyl phosphate laser prostatectomy in 128 high-risk patients.
But we have not seen a single case of incontinence after laser prostatectomy.
They did find that subjects who underwent laser prostatectomy were more likely to require re-operation for persistent obstruction, and were more likely to experience prolonged postoperative urinary retention than were those who underwent electrovaporization.
The point-counterpoint debate on laser prostatectomy versus TURP highlights the controversy.
Minimally invasive surgical therapies procedures include transurethral microwave treatment (TUMT), transurethral needle ablation and laser prostatectomy.