Laser- and electrosurgery as a treatment modality of BPH: A urodynamic evaluation of 7 different techniques in 280 patients

Christiaan F.P. van Swol*, Ger E.P.M. van Venrooij, Mardy D. Eckhardt, Matthijs C.M. Grimbergen, Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Tom A. Boon

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - the international society for optical engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX - San Jose, United States
Duration: 23 Jan 199924 Jan 1999


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