Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP): the endourologic alternative to open prostatectomy.

@article{Elzayat2006HolmiumLE,
  title={Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP): the endourologic alternative to open prostatectomy.},
  author={Ehab A. Elzayat and Mostafa M. Elhilali},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={87-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate HoLEP for patients with enlarged prostate (traditionally treated by open prostatectomy) with long-term follow-up. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 225 consecutive patients presenting with lower urinary symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia with large prostate (>80 cc) who underwent HoLEP. Enucleation time, morcellation time, enucleated tissue weight, catheterization time, hospital stay, voiding outcome parameters, and complications were recorded… CONTINUE READING
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