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Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment of bovine penile persistent frenulum and fibropapillomas
Author(s): Lloyd P. Tate
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Paper Abstract

Persistent Frenulum and Fibropapillomas are commonly encountered diseases of young bulls. Both are amenable to simple resection with ligation of bleeders followed by mucosa suturing. Sexual rest for several weeks is generally required. Carbon dioxide laser was applied in resection of both these two maladies in six bulls (2 Persistent Frenulum, 4 with fibropapillomas) without the need for ligation of bleeders or mucosal suturing. No immediate postsurgery complications occurred related to the laser being used and potential recurrence of fibropapilloma neoplasia did not occur. The CO2 laser, compared to the steel scalpel, provided better visibility and improved hemostatic capabilities for performing the resection. The CO2 laser incisions healed completely by two weeks postirradiation, and the bulls required only one week sexual rest to allow healing to progress prior to entering an active breeding program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209074
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Lloyd P. Tate, North Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2395:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V
R. Rox Anderson; Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Douglas E. Johnson; Stanley M. Shapshay; Michail M. Pankratov; George S. Abela; Lawrence S. Bass; John V. White; Rodney A. White; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; C. Thomas Vangsness, Editor(s)

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