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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 M.D.; Vicente Garcia-Fons M.D.; E. Moloina-Andreu
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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.

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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
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Francisco Asencio-Arana M.D., Hospital Aranu de Vilanova (Spain)
Vicente Garcia-Fons M.D., 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 M.D., Editor(s)

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