Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP): transurethral anatomical prostatectomy with laser support. Introduction of a novel technique for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction

@article{Herrmann2009ThuliumLE,
  title={Thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP): transurethral anatomical prostatectomy with laser support. Introduction of a novel technique for the treatment of benign prostatic obstruction},
  author={Thomas R W Herrmann and Thorsten Bach and Florian Imkamp and Artemis Georgiou and Martin Burchardt and Matthias Oelke and Andreas J. Gross},
  journal={World Journal of Urology},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={45-51}
}
BackgroundTransurethral removal of prostatic tissue is the treatment choice for benign prostatic enlargement and benign prostatic obstruction. Urodynamic results are directly linked to the amount of removed tissue which, however, is directly associated with intra- and postoperative morbidity. Transurethral laser operations of the prostate offer the advantage of decreased bleeding complications and the possibility to treat patients with bleeding disorders or anticoagulative treatment. The aim of… CONTINUE READING

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