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Use of a semiconductor diode laser in urology
Author(s): Graham M. Watson; K. Anson
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Paper Abstract

The gallium arsenide semiconductor laser at 805 nm has been used with a variety of delivery fibers to produce actions varying from incision to interstitial coagulation. Clinical experience at this early stage suggests that the laser can be used to cut skin and connective tissue efficiently in air. It may prove at least as effective as the neodymium YAG laser for interstitial coagulation of tumors or prostate. Further efforts are required to promote its action cutting underwater and as a coagulator both in air and water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1879, Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146246
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Graham M. Watson, Institute of Urology and Whittington Hospital (United Kingdom)
K. Anson, Institute of Urology and Whittington Hospital (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1879:
Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery
Christopher J. Daly; Warren S. Grundfest; Douglas E. Johnson; Raymond J. Lanzafame; Rudolf W. Steiner; Yona Tadir; Graham M. Watson, Editor(s)

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