12 May 1995 Initial human clinical experience with diode laser interstitial treatment of BPH
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As a possible solution to this problem, previous writers have suggested the possibility of treating BPH through interstitial thermotherapy. In this treatment, prostatic tissue is heated from within the prostate to the point of irreversible necrosis. Healing processes then reduce the volume of the affected tissue, even in the absence of sloughing. This study covers initial human use of such a device, using an 810 nm wavelength diode laser not previously used for such therapy.
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Richard L. Conn, Bruce A. Muggenburg, Fletcher F. Hahn, Willian C. Griffith, Victor C. Esch, "Initial human clinical experience with diode laser interstitial treatment of BPH", Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209086; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209086
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