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Urol Clin North Am. 2009 Nov;36(4):471-83, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ucl.2009.08.004.

KTP/LBO laser vaporization of the prostate.

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Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

Laser-based treatments have emerged in the past 15 years as an alternative to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. Increasing demand for a minimally invasive procedure to alleviate lower urinary tract symptoms with greater efficacy and fewer side effects has led to the introduction of various lasers. The excellent clinical outcomes, low morbidity, technical simplicity, and cost-effectiveness of GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization have made this technology a valid and efficacious clinical alternative to TURP.

PMID:
19942046
DOI:
10.1016/j.ucl.2009.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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