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Evaluation of 200 Mm, 365 Mm and 500 Mm Fibers of Ho:YAG Laser in Transurethral Lithotripsy of Ureteral

Morteza Fallahkarkan, Saleh Ghiasy, Babak Javanmard
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Abstract

Introduction: Presently, different holmium: yttrium aluminum garnet (Ho:YAG) laser calibers are used for endoscopic stone treatment, which include 200, 365, 500 and 1000 Mm fibers. Currently, there are not enough studies to compare the performance of these fibers. In this retrospective investigation, we compared the outcome of 200, 365 and 500 Mm fibers of Ho:YAG laser in transurethral lithotripsy of ureteral stone.
Methods: From January 2016 to June 2017, 74 subjects with mean age of 35.3 ± 5.6 were randomly allocated to 3 groups according to the caliber of laser, 200, 365 and 500 Mm for transurethral lithotripsy. The main purpose of this investigation was to evaluate mean operation time (MOT), stone free rate (SFR) and complications.
Results: MOT and SFR were significantly different in 500 Mm laser caliber (P = 0.046, P = 0.029, respectively). There was no remarkable difference between the 3 groups in this regard.
Conclusion: Based upon our data, the clinical potency of the Ho: YAG laser was great in all 3 fiber calibers. The most important results of this comparison were the significantly higher SFR with increased laser caliber.

Keywords

Ho:YAG laser; Transurethral lithotripsy; Ureteral stone; Laser caliber

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