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TitleLasers in Urology [electronic resource] : Principles and Practice / edited by T. A. McNicholas
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1783-4
Descript XII, 168 p. 45 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

The use oflasers in clinical practice is increasing rapidly, both in the definitive treatment of disease and in the palliation of sympยญ toms. Consequently, this sixth contribution to the Bloomsbury Series in Clinical Science is particularly timely. It opens with an introduction to the basic physics of lasers and then focuses on the current use of lasers in urological practice, and concludes by reflecting on their potential for the future. Edited, and with several contributions by Tom McNicholas, the book also contains contributions from a number of workers at the National Medical Laser Centre in University College Hosยญ pital. London. Given their ever widening application, there can be little doubt that lasers will be a subject the series will return to again. To date, the series has been concerned with a wide range of topics of fundamental importance in clinical science. It has now gained momentum and future titles continue to reflect its wide sphere of interest. As Series Editor, I would welcome suggestions from readers of topics and issues that could usefully be addressed in the series


CONTENT

1 An Introduction to Lasers and Laser Physics -- 2 A Practical Guide to Laser Treatment -- 3 Laser Treatment of Urological Tumours 1: Transitional Cell Tumours -- 4 Laser Treatment of Urological Tumours 2: Carcinoma of the Prostate and Penis -- 5 Laser Treatment of Benign Conditions of the Urinary Tract -- 6 Photodynamic Therapy -- 7 Interstitial Hyperthermia of the Prostate -- 8 Laser Lithotripsy -- 9 The Future of Lasers in Urology


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