3 December 1996 Nd:YAG laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy using a beam splitter
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Abstract
Laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy (LIlT) is an alternative method of treatment for BPH which can be applied either transurethrally under direct vision or transperineally under sonographic guidance 1,3,4 Since large prostate glands require longer treatment sessions (1 stickl5 g volume) 1, it is necessary to evaluate means of reducing actual treatment time. When treating larger prostate glands with the perineal or transperineal approach, it became obvious that synchronous stick application could reduce total treatment time. Therefore we connected a specially -designedbeam splitter with a Nd:YAG laser.
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M. Niedergethmann, M. Niedergethmann, Thomas Oliver Henkel, Thomas Oliver Henkel, Peter Voehringer, Peter Voehringer, K. U. Koehrmann, K. U. Koehrmann, Peter Alken, Peter Alken, } "Nd:YAG laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy using a beam splitter", Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260683; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.260683
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