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Huge lipoma resected by Nd:YAG laser through a small incision
Author(s): Shao-Jin Huang
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Paper Abstract

Here is a report on resecting a huge lipoma which was 4 X 5 cm2 using an Nd:YAG laser through a small incision. The lipoma is a kind of benign tumor-poly lipomata usually appearing subcutaneously. Normally, the larger the lipoma is the longer the incision is and also the longer the cicatrix is. Hence, the Nd:YAG laser was used to incise a 0.5 cm long incision in the middle of the lipoma, then put the light fiber through the incision into the lipoma to resect the tissue of the lipoma step by step. Some of the tissue of the lipoma affected by the heat of the laser was turned into liquid. The liquidized adipose tissue may be eliminated through the incision by pressing around the position of the tumor, or sucked out by a ribbon gauss. The whole operation was done easily and simply. There was no need to suture and the recovery after operation was satisfactory. It is actually an efficient way to treat this kind of lipoma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.137057
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Shao-Jin Huang, Anshun District Hospital (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1616:
International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine

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