Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate combined with mechanical morcellation: two years of experience with 196 patients.

@article{Vavassori2004HolmiumLE,
  title={Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate combined with mechanical morcellation: two years of experience with 196 patients.},
  author={Ivano Vavassori and Rodolfo Hurle and Alberto C A Vismara and Alberto Manzetti and Sergio Valenti},
  journal={Journal of endourology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={109-12}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For 2 years, we followed a cohort of consecutive men who underwent holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) combined with mechanical morcellation to relieve bladder outlet obstruction with the goal of determining the safety, efficacy, and durability of this procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 2000 to June 2001, 196 men with symptomatic bladder outlet obstruction were treated with HoLEP at our institution. A pulsed high-power 80 W holmium laser was used… CONTINUE READING

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