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  1. Authors

M. Holmes, MB, ChB, BSc, Urology Consultant.

J. Cox, Registered Nurse.

J. Stewart, MSc, Statistician.

D. King, Urology Registrar.

P. Bary, FRACS, FRCS, Urology Consultant.

W. Wright, FRACS, FRCS, Urology Consultant.


transurethral electrovaporization of the prostate


transurethral vaporized resection of the prostate.