PMID: 7941174Jul 1, 1994Paper

Laser therapy of penile carcinoma

Der Urologe. Ausg. A
K H Rothenberger, A Hofstetter

Abstract

The conventional treatment for superficial penile cancer is amputation of the penis. In contrast, the use of the neodymium-YAG laser yields better survival rates without mutilation. In a long-term follow-up (7 years) we found a survival rate of 95%. There may be an additional advantage in combined use of the laser in the treatment of advanced cases of penile cancer. We conclude that the neodymium-YAG laser should be used as first-line therapy.

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