해당 일러스트는 전립선 수술의 방법 중 하나인 HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate)의 술기에 관한 노하우를 그린 일러스트로 Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research에 출간되었습니다.

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Efficacy and Safety of X-incision with Inversed Morcellation in Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate: Comparison to Conventional Morcellation

Background: Three-quarters of aged men experience lower urinary tract symptoms with benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) are standard endosurgical procedures in patients with BPH. Previous studies reported better results in patients undergoing HoLEP than in those undergoing TURP. Methods: This study compared the efficiency and safety of conventional morcellation and morcellation performed after X-incision during enucleation, a newly added technique in HoLEP. Overall, 174 patients were selected as the final study population. The populations were stratified with respect to resected volumes. A t-test were used to compare the conventional morcellation and X-incision procedure groups. Results: In morcellation times and rates, there were significant differences in stratified resected mass (g) between the groups. The results also showed a decreased incidence of bladder injury as a surgical complication. Conclusion: We believe morcellation performed after X-incision procedure during enucleation is efficient and safe for older adults with BPH.