Lithium triborate laser vaporization of the prostate using the 120 W, high performance system laser: high performance all the way?

@article{Hermanns2011LithiumTL,
  title={Lithium triborate laser vaporization of the prostate using the 120 W, high performance system laser: high performance all the way?},
  author={Thomas Hermanns and Daniel D Strebel and Lukas J Hefermehl and Oliver Gross and Ashkan Mortezavi and Alexander Mueller and Daniel Eberli and Michael Muentener and Maurice Stephan Michel and Alexander H. Meier and Tullio Sulser and H Seifert},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={185 6},
  pages={2241-7}
}
PURPOSE Technical modifications of the 120 W lithium-triborate laser have been implemented to increase power output, and prevent laser fiber degradation and loss of power output during laser vaporization of the prostate. However, visible alterations at the fiber tip and the subjective impression of decreasing ablative effectiveness during lithium-triborate laser vaporization indicate that delivering constantly high laser power remains a relevant problem. Thus, we evaluated the extent of laser… CONTINUE READING

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