17 May 2000 Cleveland Clinic experience with interstitial laser coagulation of the prostate
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Proceedings Volume 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386252
Event: BiOS 2000 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has long been considered the gold standard therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The problems associated with the TURP, which have been extensively described, include significant bleeding, TUR syndrome, incontinence, stricture, bladder neck contracture, and sexual dysfunction. The desire for simpler, less morbid alternative therapies to TURP has led to an eruption of research and development in the last decade. This is fueled by the continued research for more economical alternatives in our current high cost health care system.
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James C. Ulchaker, James C. Ulchaker, Christopher S. Ng, Christopher S. Ng, David Palone, David Palone, Michelle Angie, Michelle Angie, Elroy D. Kursh, Elroy D. Kursh, } "Cleveland Clinic experience with interstitial laser coagulation of the prostate", Proc. SPIE 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, (17 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386252; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.386252
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