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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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LOPEZ ALCINA, E. et al. Greenlight Laser Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP): Surgical advantages in risk patients. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.9, pp.1029-1034. ISSN 0004-0614.

It is more and more common to have patients in our clinics with the diagnosis of BPH and indication for surgery who present limitations due to their medications, age, associated morbidity or psychosocial conditions. Transurethral resection of the prostate, though it is the surgical standard of reference, is not free from complications such as reabsorption syndrome, bleeding, or even blood transfusion in a percentage of cases. Laser PVP may be a valid alternative in this subgroup of patients. We review our experience with this procedure, as well as the published articles on this topic, and describe technical recommendations we consider useful to avoid complications when possible during surgery or the immediate postoperative period.

Keywords : BPH; Prostatic laser; Prostatic photovaporization; Prostatic laser surgery; Laser.

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