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Combined transurethral electroresection and neodymium:YAG laser therapy for obstructing prostatism
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Laurence Belkoff, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Larry Finkelstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1988
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Abstract
Transurethral resection of the prostate gland (TURP) utilizes electrosurgical technique for resection of prostate tissue and to control bleeding. Indwelling catheter time and bladder irrigation is usually determined by the degree and length of time postoperative bleeding persists. By combining the traditional TURP with neodymium:YAG laser photocoagulation of residual tissue, there was reduction of postoperative bleeding and reduced volume and frequency of bladder irrigation, resulting in earlier removal of indwelling catheters and a shortened postoperative stay.
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This article was published in Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 88, Issue 10, Pages 1219-1222.

The published version is not available online.
Citation Information
Laurence Belkoff and Larry Finkelstein. "Combined transurethral electroresection and neodymium:YAG laser therapy for obstructing prostatism" Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Vol. 88 Iss. 10 (1988) p. 1219 - 1222
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/laurence_belkoff/10/