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Is absorption of irrigation fluid a problem in Thulium laser vaporization of the prostate? A prospective investigation using the expired breath ethanol test

  • Livio Mordasini1Email author,
  • Dominik Abt1,
  • Gautier Müllhaupt1,
  • Daniel S Engeler1,
  • Andreas Lüthi2,
  • Hans-Peter Schmid1 and
  • Christoph Schwab1
Contributed equally
BMC Urology201515:35

Received: 3 December 2014

Accepted: 14 April 2015

Published: 24 April 2015

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14 Apr 2015 Editorially accepted
24 Apr 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12894-015-0029-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Urology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
Department of Anaesthesiology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen