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Nd:YAG laser as scalpel and coagulator
Author(s): Aurelija Vaitkuviene; Ceslova Spuriene; Sarunas Skirkevicius; Bronius Bareika
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Paper Abstract

The properties of surgical Nd:YAG laser (1.06 micrometers and 1.36 micrometers wavelength) with endoscopic fiber have been investigated. The possibilities of using it as a scalpel and as a coagulator suitable for the endoscopic gynecological operations have been established. The tissues of myometrium, endometrium and ovary have been treated with different output profile quartz fibers. The most efficient wavelength of laser light and the profile of fiber for cutting and coagulation of different structure tissue have been found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1879, Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146250
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Aurelija Vaitkuviene, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Ceslova Spuriene, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Sarunas Skirkevicius, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)
Bronius Bareika, Vilnius Univ. (Lithuania)

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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