Laser ablation of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy.

@article{Costello1992LaserAO,
  title={Laser ablation of the prostate in patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy.},
  author={Anthony J.R. Costello and W. G. Bowsher and Dr M. P. Bolton and Karl G Braslis and Jenni Burt},
  journal={British journal of urology},
  year={1992},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={
          603-8
        }
}
Seventeen patients with bladder neck obstruction due to benign prostatic hypertrophy have been treated with the Neodymium: YAG laser. We review our experience since the first patient was treated in September 1990. Using a prototype deflecting gold alloy tip on a quartz laser fibre (Lateralase TM), we ablated obstructing prostatic adenoma and constricting bladder neck tissue. Experience with this technique has enabled a patient population to be defined in whom laser therapy for prostatic… CONTINUE READING
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