PlasmaButton™ Vaporization Electrode
The revolutionary, optimized spherical shape of the PK®
vaporization electrode combined with the easy-to-learn vaporization technique results in well-coagulated, smooth tissue. Plasma Vaporization Therapy is safely performed in saline while the plasma corona reduces the penetration depth of the energy, affecting only localized tissue. The PK®
electrode shape combined with resection-in-saline technology provides an innovative, cost efficient and easy-to-use solution to tissue management challenges.
What is Plasma Energy?
Plasma is an electrically conductive gas cloud that in this case, is created by the combination of radio frequency, energy and saline. It is made of vapor and charged particles called ions (atoms that have an electric charge). Due to its conductivity, the plasma allows the energy to cross at lower energy levels. This effect leads to lower operating temperatures and therefore less thermal spread.
- Virtually bloodless vaporization of the prostate
- Short catheterization time
- Shorter procedure time
- Reduced risk of obturator nerve stimulation
- No risk of hyponatremia
- Minimal charring / thermal spread
- Less bleeding (has been demonstrated in high ablation rate in patients on anti-coagulants).
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
The most common risks associated with Plasma Vaporization Therapy and TURP are hematuria, short-term dysuria and urinary tract infection. For a complete lists of risks and complications associated with the use of the bipolar electrodes, please consult the Instructions for Use (IFU) manual.
This electrode is not intended to be used for treatment of cancer of the prostate.