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CO2-laser-assisted microsurgical anastomosis in reconstructive microsurgery
Author(s): Yoshiro Kiyoshige
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Paper Abstract

Since 1984, the author used a low output carbon dioxide laser for microsurgical anastomoses in the experimental investigation with rats. The series of experiments demonstrates the following characteristics, in comparison with conventional microsurgical anastomoses: ease in technique; less time consumption; equivalency of patency rate and bursting pressure; but only about 50% of the tensile strength of manual suture anastomosis. These findings suggested that low output carbon dioxide laser has the potential for clinical application. Then this technique has been applied in six clinical cases with digital replantations and free vascularized flap since 1988. The procedure offers increased safety and speed in reconstructive microsurgery.

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Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230348
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Yoshiro Kiyoshige, Tohuko Univ. Gaduate School of Medicine (Japan)

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

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