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J Urol. 1995 Sep;154(3):1020-3.

Laser treatment of localized squamous cell carcinoma of the penis.

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Department of Urology, Orebro Medical Center, Sweden.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We evaluate the efficacy and morbidity of laser and conventional treatment in 32 men with penile cancer.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Of 32 men treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the penis observed for an average of 44 months 19 were treated with the combined carbon dioxide and neodymium: YAG lasers. The 13 patients treated conventionally had more advanced disease and they were a mean 17 years older than those in the laser treated group.

RESULTS:

All laser treated patients were disease-free after a mean of 31 months. Among the 13 conventionally treated patients there were only 5 long-term survivors.

CONCLUSIONS:

The cosmetic and functional outcome of laser treatment for stages Tis to T2N0M0, grades 1 and 2 squamous cell carcinoma of the penis is excellent, and the associated morbidity rate is low.

PMID:
7637046
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