Letters Endoscopic ablation

Irreversible tide of technological advancement?

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a903 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a903
  1. Hashim U Ahmed, MRC clinical research fellow,
  2. Manit Arya, specialist registrar urology,
  3. Mark Emberton, reader in interventional oncology
  1. 1University College London, London W1P 7PN
  1. hashim.ahmed{at}ucl.ac.uk

    Commenting on the systematic review by Lourenco et al,1 we wish to make several specific and general points.

    The contention that holmium laser enucleation holds most promise in challenging transurethral prostatic ablation (TURP) belies the fact that this technique has a steep learning curve and requires careful morcellation of the prostate in the bladder once enucleated. …

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