TUR-P by green laser

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   Posted 5/20/2011 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I was offered TUR-P may 2010 because had been on
permanent Foley catheter since jun 2009 - complete
urinary retention.
Had to wait until january 2011 because wanted to have
TUR-P done by green laser, and this is only available at
one single clinic/hospital over here in Norway.
Also got the impression that laser is not the "Gold standard"
for TUR-P on pca patient.
However , the process lasted 60+ minutes,the surgeon afterwards
told me "laser ok in your case", after 2 days urinary functions
100% ok, a very minor bleeding after 8 days, since then
no problems at all,despite wearing Foley catheter for 19 months.
Just wanted to report this in case someone conciders TUR-P
done by laser.

Age 78 location Norway T3 N1 M0
psa 140 8/2007 (AS) psa 150 9/2008 psa 150 6/2009
Start zoladex 6/2009 psa nadir 12/2009 5.6
then rising to 100 7/2010 116 11/2010.Estracyt 1 month 12/2010 psa down to 6.7 Now Estradiol patches 100uug 4/weekly. psa 3/2011 9.5 psa 5/2011 12. T low: 4.3
Wearing Foley catheter 19 months started 6/2009 until
TUR-P done by Laser 1/2011 - bladder function now fin

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   Posted 5/20/2011 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing your results. Sounds like a great improvement for you (none of us loved our catheters).
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