Laser prostatectomy in patients on anticoagulant therapy or with bleeding disorders.

@article{Melick2003LaserPI,
  title={Laser prostatectomy in patients on anticoagulant therapy or with bleeding disorders.},
  author={Harm H. E. van Melick and Ger E P M van Venrooij and Tom A Boon},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 5},
  pages={1851-5}
}
PURPOSE Bleeding disorders or the use of anticoagulant medication are contraindications to transurethral prostate resection in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Laser prostatectomy has proved to be adequate surgical therapy with less blood loss than transurethral prostate resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective, controlled study was done in patients at high risk (HR) with LUTS suggestive of BPH. They were treated with contact… CONTINUE READING

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