Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Wound healing enhancement of colonic anastomoses after endoscopic irradiation with low-power He-Ne laser: an experimental study after mechanical obstruction
Author(s): Francisco Asencio-Arana; Vicente Garcia-Fons; E. Moloina-Andreu
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

We have tested the strength and collagen concentration of high-risk anastomoses of the rat colon after endoscopic irradiation by He-Ne laser. Repeated He-Ne laser irradiation (1.9 J/cm2) increases the bursting strength of the anastomoses by almost 100% on the fourth postoperative day. This effect is not observed by increasing the radiation dose (6.4 J/cm2). Differences in collagen (hydroxyproline) concentration did not reach statistical significance. Our study suggests that repeated endoscopic irradiation with He-Ne laser enhances the early phases of anastomotic healing in high risk colonic anastomoses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137344
Show Author Affiliations
Francisco Asencio-Arana, Hospital Aranu de Vilanova (Spain)
Vicente Garcia-Fons, Hospital Aranu de Vilanova (Spain)
E. Moloina-Andreu, Hospital Aranu de Vilanova (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1643:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III
R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top