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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Current Laser Therapies for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Dr. R. G. Naniwadekar, Dr. Aditya Phadke, Dr. Madhavendra Kabra, Dr. Ujwal Kumar, Dr. Shruti Panicker, Dr. Mahesh Reddy, Dr. Jignesh Savsaviya

Abstract: The gold standard for symptomatic relief of bladder outlet obstruction secondary to be-nign prostatic hyperplasia has traditionally been a transurethral resection of the pros-tate (TURP). Over the past decade, however, novel laser technologies that are patient friendly as compared to the con-ventional TURP have been developed. As part of the ongoing quest to minimize complica-tions, shorten hospitalization, improve resection time, and most importantly reduce mortality, laser prostatectomy has continually evolved. Today, there are more varia-tions of laser prostatectomy, each with several differing surgical techniques. Although abundant data are available confirming the safety and feasibility of the various laser systems, future randomized-controlled trials will be necessary to verify which techni-que is superior. In this article, we describe the most common modalities used to perform a laser prostatectomy, mainly, the holmium laser and the potassium-titanyl-phosphate lasers. We also highlight the physical and clinical characteristics of each technology with a review of their efficacy.

Keywords: Laser surgery, Lower urinary tract symptoms, Prostatic hyperplasia, Transurethral prostatectomy


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