Transurethral vapor enucleation and resection of prostate with plasma vaporization button electrode for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a feasibility study
Xie L, Mao Q, Chen H, Qin J, Zheng X, Lin Y, Wang X, Liu B. J Endourol. 2012 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]

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Qingchun Road 79#, Hangzhou, China, 310003; lipingxie0610@yahoo.com.cn.

Abstract

Various improvements and modifications to the surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have emerged over the last decade. Most techniques often initially claimed superiority only to turn out to be mediocre with time. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) has been associated with superior outcomes as compared to TURP and demonstrated improvement in long-term outcomes, while its clinical usage has limitations. Here, we described the first use of plasma vaporization button electrode combined with loop electrode for transurethral vapor enucleation and resection of prostate.