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Histological changes in port-wine stains after 3.3ms and 17-26ms exposure to copper-vapor laser light at 578 nm
Author(s): Derek J. Smithies; Philip H. Butler; E. Peter Walker
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Paper Abstract

We report histological changes in port-wine stains treated with illumination times of 3.3 ms (5 W) and 17 - 26 ms (2 W). A copper vapor laser is used and the spot diameter is 0.4 mm. The results show that using an illumination time of 3.3 ms there is more damage to the endothelial cells of the vessel walls and less damage to non vascular tissue. This is in agreement with the predictions of theoretical calculations.

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Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1643, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137362
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Derek J. Smithies, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Philip H. Butler, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
E. Peter Walker, Milford Chambers (New Zealand)

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

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