The name of the treatment contains, in a single word, a reference to the urologic application (“Soracte” is the name of an Italian mountain – also named in the opening lines of a poem by Horace – where there was a monastery where the monk Nonnoso, canonised and considered the protector of people with kidney diseases, lived) and “Lite”, which refers, on one hand, to the lightweight and micro-invasive nature of the treatment, and, on the other, to the therapeutic source (Light, therefore Laser).
The name SoracteLite differentiates the procedure performed with ECHOLASER (micro-invasiveness and multi-fiber approach in a single system) from other thermal ablation techniques.
Transperineal approach for prostate applications
Preservation of healthy tissue and organ’s function
Highly predictable and repeatable coagulation volume
Use of fine, non-traumatic needles
No general anaesthesia
Short treatment duration
No post-treatment pain
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How it Works?
SoracteLite treatment consists in the percutaneous insertion of optical fibres (one or two fibres per lobe, depending on the basal volume of the prostate gland) via transperineal access, and the delivery of laser energy for several minutes, which heats the tissues until they are destroyed.
This causes a progressive reduction in the volume of the prostate lobe (a volume reduction of at least 40% compared to the basal volume at one-year follow-up) and the subsequent disappearance of the symptoms.
The planning of the treatment, the insertion of the needles and the monitoring are all carried out under ultrasound guidance.
To facilitate insertion, the system has a dedicated transrectal ultrasound probe multi-applicator Guiding System with the relative Planning Software that displays the guidelines and the estimated ablation area on the ultrasound system screen.
With just one SoracteLite session it is possible to obtain a significant and persistent reduction of the prostate gland volume and an improvement of localised symptoms, without changing the prostate’s physiology.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Prostate Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
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