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2 May 1994 Ablation of prostate tissue at higher power density
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Proceedings Volume 2129, Lasers in Urology; (1994)
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
This report will elaborate on the results of higher power density lesions. Right angle fibers at 80 to 95 watts power were used in near contact or contact, and all cases were monitored on transrectal ultrasound and performed on video. Six month postoperative results on forty-nine evaluable patients revealed changes in AUA symptom scores from a mean of 21.7 to 8.6, peak flow rates improving from a mean of 8.3 to 19.9 mL/second and mean flow rates improving from 4.1 to 10.2 mL/second. These results compare favorably to those of a standard TURP. Complications and adverse events were negligible.
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Stacy J. Childs M.D. "Ablation of prostate tissue at higher power density", Proc. SPIE 2129, Lasers in Urology, (2 May 1994);

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