High power (80 W) potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser vaporization of the prostate in 66 high risk patients.

@article{Reich2005HighP,
  title={High power (80 W) potassium-titanyl-phosphate laser vaporization of the prostate in 66 high risk patients.},
  author={Oliver M Reich and Alexander Bachmann and Michael Siebels and Alfons G. Hofstetter and Christian G Stief and Tullio Sulser},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2005},
  volume={173 1},
  pages={
          158-60
        }
}
PURPOSE Men with lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia who are at high cardiopulmonary risk or on oral anticoagulation are often denied surgical treatment. Potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser vaporization at 80 W is a novel, rapidly emerging technique that promises instant hemostatic tissue ablation. We evaluated the merits of this procedure in patients at high risk and those on long-term anticoagulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prospective study… CONTINUE READING
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