Use of Laser in Urology

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Abstract

A good understanding of laser principles is required to choose the appropriate laser for any medical application. In respect of urological interventions the most important parameters are emission-mode, wavelength of the laser and power emitted (Watt). Whereas pulsed lasers are used for both prostates and stones, continuous wave (cw) lasers are mainly used for soft tissue such as prostates, ureters, urethrae, bladder tumors, and partial nephrectomy.

Keywords

Laser Holmium Thulium Greenlight Pulsed Continuous-wave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Abteilung für UrologieAsklepios Klinik BarmbekHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Medizinische FakultätSemmelweis UniversitätHamburgGermany

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