Bipolar Enucleation Electrode
Therapy for benign enlargement of the prostate has been increasingly developing in the direction of transurethral endoscopic enucleation. Richard Wolf has developed a special electrode for this purpose in order to meet the varying requirements of bipolar enucleation.
- Small electrode head for precise and refined work
- Wedge-shaped contact surface at the distal end permits purely blunt, mechanical enucleation or effective vaporization and incision using HF current
- The tissue penetration depth of the enucleation electrode is approximately 0.2 mm* with bipolar vaporization and lower than laser technologies, for example Holmium:YAG Laser.
- Proximal lead wires with high mechanical stability permit a good overview of the operating site
- “Donut” shaped footprint permits an effective vaporization with reduced bleeding, and coagulation
- Can be used for a wide range of applications: enucleation, coagulation, vaporization
- Atraumatic ceramic tip of the Shark inner sheath is used to pretension the tissue
Cost-effective system solution: The electrode in combination with the PIRANHA Morcellator and the SHARK Resectoscopes provide an economic system solution with a lot of advantages.
*Article from the Journal of Endourology, Volume 31, No. 3, March 2017, pages 300-306, Title: Bipolar Plasmakinetic Enucleoresection of the Prostate: Our Experience with 245 Patients for 3 years of Follow-up, Authors: Ahmed Abou-Taleb, MD, Waleed El-Shaer, MD, Wael Kandeel, MD, Tarek Gharib, MD and Alaa Elsihaer, MD.