water-induced thermotherapy


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water-induced thermotherapy

Urology An outpatient procedure for managing BPH by introducing heated–60ºC water into the prostatic urethra via a heat-transmitting balloon catheter, destroying a predictable amount of tissue, which is reabsorbed, and the obstructed urethra reopened. See Thermoflex system.
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