Endoscopic assessment and prediction of prostate urethral disintegration after histotripsy treatment in a canine model.

@article{Schade2012EndoscopicAA,
  title={Endoscopic assessment and prediction of prostate urethral disintegration after histotripsy treatment in a canine model.},
  author={George R Schade and Nicholas R. Styn and Timothy L Hall and William W. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          183-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Histotripsy is a nonthermal focused ultrasound technology that uses acoustic cavitation to homogenize tissue. Previous research has demonstrated that the prostatic urethra is more resistant to histotripsy effects than prostate parenchyma, a finding that may complicate the creation of transurethral resection of the prostate-like treatment cavities. The purpose of this study was to characterize the endoscopic appearance of the prostatic urethra during and after histotripsy… CONTINUE READING

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