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Diode laser-assisted anastomosis of the vas deferens in rats
Author(s): George Benaim; Roberto Pini; Riccardo Gelli; Umberto Maria Reali; Vanni Giannotti
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Paper Abstract

We present the preliminary results of an experimental study on diode laser-assisted end-to-end anastomosis of the vas deferens in rats. Laser irradiation was associated with a photoenhancing chromophore to produce welding of the stumps at low laser power supported by only 2 suture says. The reduction of suture material is aimed to minimize foreign body reaction during the healing process.

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Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230309
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George Benaim, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/CNR (Italy)
Roberto Pini, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica/CNR (Italy)
Riccardo Gelli, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Umberto Maria Reali, Univ. di Firenze (Italy)
Vanni Giannotti, Univ. di Firenze (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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