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Urologe A. 2008 Apr;47(4):461-2, 464-6. doi: 10.1007/s00120-008-1663-z.

[Laser vaporization of the prostate: all as it should be?].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 81377 München, Deutschland.


Laser vaporization of the prostate currently occupies a prominent place among the surgical options for treatment of benign prostatic syndrome. Particularly the so-called GreenLight laser vaporization with the KTP (80 W) or LBO (120 W) laser has become remarkably widespread throughout the world. There are already 100 of these GreenLight laser systems in use in Germany alone. The introduction of a separate DRG for "laser vaporization" is expected to further increase the significance of this surgical technique. The aim of this study is to evaluate laser vaporization as a whole and to identify possible differences between the different lasers.

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