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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Microarterial anastomoses using the diode laser: long term morphological results
Author(s): Jing Tang; Michel Prudhomme; Simone Rouy; Guilhem Godlewski; Serge Ovtchinikoff; Guy P. Delacretaz; Rene-Paul Salathe
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Paper Abstract

In a series of 70 Wistar rats submitted to a noncontact diode laser-assisted carotid end-to-end anastomosis (LAMA) versus controlateral manual suture microanastomosis (CMA), contrast angiography and scanning electron microscopy were performed in a group of 18 animals at a long-term follow up of 7 months after operation. The investigation of angiography realized by means of a CGR General Electric DG 200 with a 512 digital matrix gave precise images of vessel wall repair and vessel patency. It permitted a simultaneous comparison between laser and manual anastomosis. Patency rate was 83% in LAMA and 78% in CMA. Nonlethal complications such as 1 stenosis, 2 thromboses in LAMA and 1 stenosis, 2 thromboses, and 1 pseudoaneurysm in CMA were observed. The results could be correlated to scanning electron microscopy findings and confirmed the morphological superiority of the laser technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 1(1) doi: 10.1117/12.227100
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 1, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Jing Tang, Univ. de Montpellier (France)
Michel Prudhomme, Univ. de Montpellier (France)
Simone Rouy, Univ. de Montpellier (France)
Guilhem Godlewski, Univ. de Montpellier (France)
Serge Ovtchinikoff, Hospital Gaston Doumergue (France)
Guy P. Delacretaz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Rene-Paul Salathe, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

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