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Vaporization (Vaportrode)

Destroys excess prostate tissue interfering with the exit of urine from the body by using a controlled laser beam inside the prostate.

Recent studies of transurethral electrovaporization of the prostate, a modification of existing transurethral technology, appear encouraging.

The modifications which enable larger volumes of tissue to be vaporized with concurrent desiccation and coagulation are an increase in the surface area of the electrode and effective delivery of high electrical energy by electrical generators. The most extensively studied instrument is the VaporTrode.

References:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)

National Institutes of Health
NIH Publication No. 08-4806
Date: February 2008

AUAFoundation - The Official Foundation of the American Urological Association

NKDEP - National Kidney Disease Education Program

NKUDIC - National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)Kidney and Urologic Diseases A-Z list of Topics and Titles

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