The optimal application of different laser and electrosurgery treatment modalities for benign prostatic hyperplasia in 280 patients was evaluated. Five procedures were offered using Nd:YAG laser light, including ultrasound-guided free beam, a free beam technique applying either a predetermined energy dose or a visually-guided energy dose, contact laser prostatectomy, and a hybrid method where free beam coagulation was followed by contact laser. Two procedures were offered by electrosurgery comprising of transurethral resection and electrovaporization. The clinical outcome was assessed pre-operatively and 6 months post-operatively by free flowmetry, post-void residual, and Schafer obstruction grade. The results after 6 months of observation are presented.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - the international society for optical engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|
|Event||1999 Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX - San Jose, United States|
Duration: 23 Jan 1999 → 24 Jan 1999