Combined transurethral electroresection and neodymium:YAG laser therapy for obstructing prostatism
Transurethral resection of the prostate gland (TURP) utilizes electrosurgical technique for resection of prostate tissue and to control bleeding. Indwelling catheter time and bladder irrigation is usually determined by the degree and length of time postoperative bleeding persists. By combining the traditional TURP with neodymium:YAG laser photocoagulation of residual tissue, there was reduction of postoperative bleeding and reduced volume and frequency of bladder irrigation, resulting in earlier removal of indwelling catheters and a shortened postoperative stay.
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Belkoff, Laurence and Finkelstein, Larry, "Combined transurethral electroresection and neodymium:YAG laser therapy for obstructing prostatism" (1988). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1390.
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