Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the most common disorders and the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in elderly men . Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered the gold standard treatment; however, laser prostatectomy has several advantages with regard to reduced catheterization and morbidity particularly in high-risk patients . Of the many lasers that can be used in the laser prostatectomy, the GreenLight potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser is one of the most commonly used . The optimum outcome of this laser procedure is ablation with minimal or no coagulation. Our objective was to experimentally and theoretically characterize the KTP laser-tissue interactions in order to understand the laser and tissue parameters that lead to an optimal outcome.
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Tissue Effects of Q-Switched, High Power, Visible Laser Irradiation: In Vitro Experiments and Simulation
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Elkhalil, H, Akkin, T, Barocas, VH, & Bischof, JC. "Tissue Effects of Q-Switched, High Power, Visible Laser Irradiation: In Vitro Experiments and Simulation." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2009 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Lake Tahoe, California, USA. June 17–21, 2009. pp. 1089-1090. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2009-206547
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