KTP photoselective laser vaporization of the prostate: indications, procedure, and nursing implications.

Nancy Mc Fadin Mueller, Edward J. Mueller

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-378; quiz 379
JournalUrologic nursing : official journal of the American Urological Association Allied
Volume24
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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