Technical aspects of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Myong Kim, Hahn Ey Lee, Seung June Oh

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Abstract

Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is a minimally invasive procedure and a size-independent treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia with excellent long-term surgical outcome. HoLEP has become an alternative to conventional tran-surethral resection of the prostate or open prostatectomy owing to its efficacy and safety. Although HoLEP is known to have a steep learning curve, very few articles have addressed the technical aspects of HoLEP. Herein, we described detailed techniques and tips for HoLEP as performed at Seoul National University Hospital in a step-by-step manner with extensive review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-579
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume54
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate
  • Morcellation
  • Prostate surgery
  • Prostatic hyperplasia
  • Surgical procedure

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