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Technical improvements in diode-laser-assisted skin welding
Author(s): C. Chiarugi; L. Martini; L. Borgognoni; Umberto Maria Reali; F. Gori; Roberto Pini; F. Toncelli
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Paper Abstract

We performed diode-laser assisted skin welding on Wistar rats by using a sodium hyaluronate gel mixed with Indocyanine Cadio-green (ICG) as photoenhancing chromophore. Laser treatment was accomplished with a 'side' irradiation technique, taking advantage of the fact that diode laser radiation at 810 nm is well transmitted by tissue on distances of some millimeters. Clinical and histological results were compared with those of conventionally sutured wounds.

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Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230308
Show Author Affiliations
C. Chiarugi, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
L. Martini, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
L. Borgognoni, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Umberto Maria Reali, 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)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2623:
Medical Applications of Lasers III
Stephen G. Bown; Herbert J. Geschwind; Raimund Hibst; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Hans H. Scherer; Pasquale Spinelli, Editor(s)

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