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Erschienen in: Current Urology Reports 4/2024

13.02.2024

Laser Technology Advancements in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

verfasst von: David C. Dalton, T. Max Shelton, Marcelino Rivera

Erschienen in: Current Urology Reports | Ausgabe 4/2024

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Abstract

Purpose of Review

Lasers have had a significant impact on the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy. This article attempts to distill the advancements in laser technology for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) into key and understandable points to help make this topic more accessible to urologists.

Recent Findings

The holmium:yttrium–aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser, one of the most significant lasers in the field of urology, has recently been improved with pulse modulating technology (Moses™ technology). New thulium:YAG technology allows both pulsed and continuous wave modes. The thulium fiber laser is one of the newer lasers to come to market and has been shown to have effective and safe outcomes. GreenLight™ lasers are predominantly used in photovaporization procedures and have also been studied extensively, although less in recent years.

Summary

The modern urologist is fortunate to have many high-quality lasers and a wide variety of surgical techniques to choose from when treating BPH. Understanding the basic laser principles and applications will help urologists to select the best treatment options for their patients with BPH.
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Metadaten
Titel
Laser Technology Advancements in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
verfasst von
David C. Dalton
T. Max Shelton
Marcelino Rivera
Publikationsdatum
13.02.2024
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Current Urology Reports / Ausgabe 4/2024
Print ISSN: 1527-2737
Elektronische ISSN: 1534-6285
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11934-024-01197-6

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