World Journal of Urology

, Volume 35, Issue 10, pp 1635–1636 | Cite as

Greenlight® users should move from photoselective vaporization to endoscopic enucleation in larger prostates

  • Benoit Peyronnet
  • Vincent Misrai
  • Tev Aho
  • Henry Woo
  • Thomas Herrmann
  • Fernando Gomez-Sancha
Letter to the Editor


Benign prostatic obstruction Laser Enucleation Vaporization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benoit Peyronnet
    • 1
  • Vincent Misrai
    • 2
  • Tev Aho
    • 3
  • Henry Woo
    • 4
  • Thomas Herrmann
    • 5
  • Fernando Gomez-Sancha
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of UrologyCHU RennesRennesFrance
  2. 2.Department of UrologyClinique PasteurToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Department of Urology, Addenbrookes Hospital 3Cambridge University HospitalsCambridgeUK
  4. 4.Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical SchoolUniversity of SydneyWahroongaAustralia
  5. 5.Division of Endourology and Laparoscopy, Department of Urology and Urological OncologyHanover Medical School (MHH)HanoverGermany
  6. 6.Department of UrologyCUA-Clínica CEMTROMadridSpain

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