Over the past decade, there has been a concerted effort to surgically relieve the bladder outlet obstructive symptoms in men with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) by using a laser. Recent improvements in laser technology have led to the development of promising new treatment modalities. The potassium-titanyl-phosphate photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate procedure effectively vaporizes the obstructing prostatic adenoma in a 1-day surgery procedure. Current results show that this procedure provides a feasible option for men seeking long-term relief of bladder outlet obstructive symptoms due to BPH.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||373-378; quiz 379|
|Journal||Urologic nursing : official journal of the American Urological Association Allied|
|State||Published - Oct 2004|
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