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A Retrospective Review of Office-based 532-nm Greenlight Laser Prostatectomy in Men With Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
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PMID:  23987164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing 532-nm GreenLight laser prostatectomy in the office-based setting.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2007 to October 2011, 47 patients underwent office-based 532-nm GreenLight laser prostatectomy by a single surgeon. Patients were enrolled prospectively and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative parameters were then reviewed retrospectively. Statistical analysis was performed with Wilcoxon rank sum test with a P value ≤.05 being considered statistically significant.
RESULTS: The mean patient age was 66 (range, 49-89); 91% of men were on an alpha-blocker preoperatively; mean (standard deviation; SD) prostate volume by transrectal ultrasound was 35.8 mL (14.5); mean (SD) American Society of Anesthesiologists score was 2.33 (0.77); mean (SD) operative time was 36.73 minutes (18); mean (SD) lasing time was 19.1 minutes (8.31); mean (SD) total laser kiloJoules used was 85,387 kJ (38,885); and mean (SD) follow-up time was 8.48 months (8.24). The 1-year decrease in mean (SD) American Urologic Association Symptom Score and quality of life were 17.7 (8.3)-7 (7.3) and 4.1 (1.4)-2.27 (2) respectively. The maximal urinary flow increased from 8.1 (3.8) to 10.7 (6). Patients' postvoid residual improved from 130 mL (147) to 27 mL (55) over a 1-year period. (P <.01 for all). There were no reoperations for refractory lower urinary tract symptoms or hospital admissions.
CONCLUSION: For men with small but symptomatic benign prostatic enlargement, office-based GreenLight laser prostatectomy is safe and feasible.
E Charles Osterberg; David No; Brandon J Otto; Izolda Naftali; Benjamin B Choi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  680-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Urology, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:
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