Histotripsy homogenization of the prostate: thresholds for cavitation damage of periprostatic structures.

@article{Styn2011HistotripsyHO,
  title={Histotripsy homogenization of the prostate: thresholds for cavitation damage of periprostatic structures.},
  author={Nicholas R Styn and Timothy L. Hall and J. Brian Fowlkes and Charles A. Cain and William W. Roberts},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={1531-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Histotripsy is a noninvasive, pulsed ultrasound technology that produces mechanically homogenized tissue within targeted volumes. Previous work has demonstrated prostatic tissue debulking in a canine model. The aim was to establish safety thresholds by evaluating histologic changes of urinary sphincter, neurovascular bundle (NVB), and rectum after targeted histotripsy treatment of these critical structures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Rectum, urinary sphincter, and NVB in… CONTINUE READING