15 February 1994 Transurethral optical-laser knife and probe director for lateral firing laser probes
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Proceedings Volume 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169126
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Laser energy has been used by many for transurethral incision of small, obstructive prostates, vesical neck contractures, and urethral strictures. The customary techniques of moving the tip of the laser fiber through a cystoscope with a conventional laser guide, almost tangentially to the tissue to be incised, or drilling radially arranged holes in the scar, or both, have been cumbersome and imprecise. To provide exact control of the laser fiber and precise delivery of laser energy, a new guide was devised. It conducts the quartz fiber through the sheath and along the lens of an optical urethrotome. The tip of the quartz fiber contacts the tissue at an angle of 20 degree(s). KTP/532 laser energy is used to perform internal urethrotomy for urethral stricture, transurethral incision of postoperative contracture of the vesical neck, and transurethral incision of the small prostate under constant visual control.
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Reza S. Malek, Reza S. Malek, } "Transurethral optical-laser knife and probe director for lateral firing laser probes", Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169126; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.169126

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