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TUR Using the Bipolar Technique

This presentation describes the KARL STORZ solutions designed for performing transurethral resection (TUR) procedures — considered to be the gold standard for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and for resection of bladder tumors. The presentation begins with a description of the AUTOCON® II 400 device used for electro resection, while also describing relevant instrumentation and Image 1® HD camera heads, and bipolar working elements used with the company’s telescopes and sheaths.

The video demonstrates the similarity in use between the bipolar resectoscope and monopolar instruments while identifying advantages of bipolar instrumentation. Other system components, housed in a convenient tower configuration, are also described.

The presentation also addresses patient positioning for typical procedures to treat BPH. The recommended approaches are also outlined, focusing on the benefits of bipolar cutting and coagulation of prostatic tissue. Various techniques, using different working elements, are demonstrated.