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Optical Engineering

Carbon dioxide laser vascular welding of medium diameter (4 to 9 mm) canine vessels
Author(s): Michael C. Dalsing; Dolores F. Cikrit; Jeffrey E. Schulz; Benjamin J. Bryant; Todd S. Weinstein
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Paper Abstract

This article reviews our laboratory's experience in the field of vascular welding using the milliwatt CO2 laser to repair 4-mm to 9-mm canine vessels. Previous work in arterial anastomosis and intraluminal welding is presented. A preliminary study in the area of venous laser-assisted anastomosis is presented in detail. A limited discussion of the field will emphasize what we know and what still must be learned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(5) doi: 10.1117/12.55831
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Michael C. Dalsing, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Dolores F. Cikrit, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey E. Schulz, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Benjamin J. Bryant, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Todd S. Weinstein, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


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