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Laser-assisted microanastomoses with the 1.32-μm Nd:YAG laser
Author(s): Frank Ulrich; Ralf Schober; Wolfgang J. Bock
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Paper Abstract

Laser-assisted microvascular anastomoses and nerve anastoriioses can be performed with the most diverse types of laser (1-17). However, postoperative complications in the form of thromboses and aneurysmal sacs as well as neuromas could be detected in longitudinal investigations. By conversion of the beam geometry (1.32-pm Nd: YAG laser, 200-pm, light conductor) and use of two or three concentrically applied 10,0 stay sutures, early and late complications could be markedly reduced. Histological and fine structural analysis revealed a homogenizing change of collagen with interdigitation of altered individual fibrils that appeared to be the structural equivalent of the welding effect (12).

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: 10.1117/12.17428
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Frank Ulrich, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. Duesseldorf (Germany)
Ralf Schober, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. Duesseldorf (Germany)
Wolfgang J. Bock, Heinrich-Heine-Univ. Duesseldorf (Germany)


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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