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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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CAPITAN MANJON, Carlos et al. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with Laser Greenlight HPS: current role, technical aspects and review of the literature. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.7, pp.771-777. ISSN 0210-4806.

Photoselective vaporization of the prostate with 120W HPS Greenlight laser is one of the most attractive modalities of surgical treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia at present. The specific physical characteristics of this laser provides an excellent safety and effectiveness profile, making it the ideal technique for high-risk patients or patients ongoing oral anticoagulation. Moreover, the undeniable reduction of urethral catheterization time and hospital stay compared to transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) involves a much more comfortable postoperative period for patients. We have conducted a Medline/Pubmed search, presenting in this review the outcomes and current surgical techniques described in recent studies. We have also reviewed the controversial aspects and limitations attributed to this technique.

Keywords : Benign prostatic hiperplasia; Prostate fotovaporización; Greenlight laser; Lithium triborato.

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