Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New training session in TEKNON, Barcelona

Today I travelled to Barcelona to participate in a training session on PVP (Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate) for BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). We did two cases, one was a very high risk patient, who was obese, and had an aortic aneurism, dilated myocardiopathy and other serious conditions. His prostate was relatively big, with 90 grams. The operation was uneventful and today we managed to finally operate him, as this time he did not take biscuits just before scheduled surgery (some days ago we had to cancel the operation for this reason). In spite of the high surgical risk, we managed to operate him and to let him catheter-free. He had been catheterised due to an acute retention of urine and after that, he was unable to void spontaneously. Then we did an easier case, a 60 g prostate, that was also uneventful. I then took a car and drove towards Zaragoza, a three hour trip to reach this city. Tomorrow I have to participate in the International Congress performing a live PVP in front of 200 + urologists from Spain and other countries.

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