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Clinical results of argon laser tissue fusion
Author(s): George E. Kopchok; Rodney A. White; Marwan R. Tabbara
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Paper Abstract

Tissue fusion by laser energy is an intriguing arxi very promising new application for laser technology. In coniparison to using high laser energy to ablate tissue as in the aricplasty application, laser tissue fusion is possible in any soft tissue by deliverir appropriate lc levels of energy to the cppose tissue surfaces. This technology is particularly appealing for vascular applications in inakir sutureless blood vessel anastornosis and for securir the endpOints of erxarterect:amies ani dissection planes. Although there have been limitel evaluations of this technology the preliminary experimental ar1 clinical data is very promisir for continu development arid application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1200, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17425
Show Author Affiliations
George E. Kopchok, Harbor-UCLA Medical Ctr. (United States)
Rodney A. White, Harbor-UCLA Medical Ctr. (United States)
Marwan R. Tabbara, Harbor-UCLA Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1200:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II
Stephen N. Joffe; Kazuhiko Atsumi, Editor(s)

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