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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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HERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ, Carlos; SUBIRA RIOS, David; BUENO CHOMON, Gonzalo  and  TABARES JIMENEZ, Juan. Prostate and KTP laser. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.9, pp.1023-1027. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To analyze safety and efficacy of KTP green laser photovaporization for the treatment of lower urinary tract obstruction caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia based on data from the medical literature. Results: Most articles consulted emphasize its low complication rate, efficacy, and short learning curve. They have the limitation that most papers are not comparative, the number of patients included is low, and follow-up in many of them short. Conclusions: Prostatic vaporization with KTP laser is today an alternative to TUR, more in patients with comorbidities, due to its low complication rate. Nevertheless, we accept it is an expensive technology and more follow-up is required to confirm the results remain.

Keywords : BPH; KPT laser; Green laser; Laser.

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