Transurethral vaporization-resection of the prostate versus standard transurethral prostatectomy: comparative changes in histopathological features of the resected specimens.

@article{Talic2000TransurethralVO,
  title={Transurethral vaporization-resection of the prostate versus standard transurethral prostatectomy: comparative changes in histopathological features of the resected specimens.},
  author={Riyadh F Talic and A C al Rikabi},
  journal={European urology},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={301-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Transurethral vaporization resection of the prostate (TUVRP) is a recent modification of the standard transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). TUVRP uses a band electrode coupled to a high electrocuting energy to achieve simultaneous resection, vaporization and coagulation of the prostate. We evaluated the histopathological resection specimens of patients treated with TUVRP to see whether the higher energy used will result in thermal artifacts that will interfere with the… CONTINUE READING