Contact laser vaporization of the prostate in patients on chronic anticoagulant therapy

E. J. Mueller

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Abstract

The patient with marked bladder outlet obstructive symptoms who is taking anticoagulant medication presents a challenge to the urologist. This report consists of six such patients requiring full anticoagulation with oral warfarin. All patients were treated with the Surgical Laser Technologies neodymium:YAG contact laser using the sapphire tip, while they were fully anticoagulated. All patients had their catheters removed the morning following surgery, and were discharged that same morning. On follow-up all are voiding with excellent streams and have marked reduction in their bladder outlet obstructive symptoms. Contact laser vaporization of the prostate provides an efficient and cost-effective therapeutic option in the management of these high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Urology
Volume4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 2 1998

Keywords

  • Anticoagulants
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Contact laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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