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1 July 1991 Transurethral laser prostatectomy using a right-angle laser delivery system
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Proceedings Volume 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43902
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Transurethal laser prostatectomy, using a 600-(mu) laser quartz fiber capable of directing the laser energy at 90 degree(s), a neodymium: YAG laser, and conventional cystoscopic equipment was satisfactorily performed in dogs. Urinary continence was preserved. Preliminary studies suggested an optimum power setting of 60 W delivered for 60 seconds at four quadrants (12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions). In these animals, the technique provided a simple and safe procedure and did not require catheter drainage.
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Douglas E. Johnson M.D., A. Keith Levinson M.D., Frank J. Greskovich M.D., Douglas M. Cromeens D.V.M., Jae Y. Ro M.D., Anthony J. Costello, and Kenneth I. Wishnow M.D. "Transurethral laser prostatectomy using a right-angle laser delivery system", Proc. SPIE 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery, (1 July 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43902
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