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Diode-laser-assisted microvascular anastomosis: clinical and histological analysis on long-period follow-up
Author(s): Umberto Maria Reali; Riccardo Gelli; Vanni Giannotti; F. Gori; Roberto Pini; F. Toncelli; U. Vanni
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Paper Abstract

Microvascular anastomoses on femoral vessels of rats and rabbits were performed by diode laser tissue welding in association with indocyanine green as a photoenhancing chromophore. Satisfactory clinical results were obtained by reducing the number of supporting stays. In this concern, the feasibility of this technique without any stay was demonstrated on rat femoral arteries. A histological examination at 90 days indicated a complete restoring of vessel structures with a wide proliferation of smooth muscle cells and negligible scar tissue.

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Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184933
Show Author Affiliations
Umberto Maria Reali, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Riccardo Gelli, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Vanni Giannotti, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
F. Gori, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Roberto Pini, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/CNR (Italy)
F. Toncelli, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/CNR (Italy)
U. Vanni, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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