Title

Combined transurethral electroresection and neodymium:YAG laser therapy for obstructing prostatism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1988

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

Volume

88

Issue

10

First Page

1219

Last Page

1222

Comments

This article was published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 88, Issue 10, Pages 1219-1222.

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