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Erbium:YAG laser incision of urethral strictures: early clinical results
Author(s): John A. Munoz M.D.; Jennifer D. Riemer R.N.; Gary B. Hayes; Dan Negus; Nathaniel M. Fried
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Paper Abstract

Two cases involving Erbium:YAG laser incision of proximal bulbar urethral strictures are described. Erbium:YAG laser radiation with a wavelength of 2.94 &mgr;m, pulse energy of 10 mJ, and a pulse repetition rate of 15 Hz, was delivered through a 2-m-long, 250-&mgr;m-core sapphire optical fiber in contact with tissue. Total laser irradiation time was 5 min. The first patient suffering from a virgin urethral stricture was treated and is stricture-free. The second patient suffering from a recurrent urethral stricture required further treatment. This case report describes the first clinical application of the Er:YAG laser in urology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2007
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6424, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III, 64241F (23 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700245
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Munoz M.D., Manchester Urology Associates (United States)
Jennifer D. Riemer R.N., Elliot Hospital (United States)
Gary B. Hayes, Elliot Hospital (United States)
Laser Components IG, Inc. (United States)
Dan Negus, Sciton, Inc. (United States)
Nathaniel M. Fried, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (United States)
Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6424:
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics III
Henry Hirschberg M.D.; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Nikiforos Kollias M.D.; Bernard Choi; Steen J. Madsen; Guillermo J. Tearney M.D.; Justus F. R. Ilgner M.D.; Haishan Zeng, Editor(s)

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