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A new fiberoptic instrument for microsurgery with CO2 laser
Author(s): Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko; Vitali I. Konov; Alexander P. Kryukov; Sergey M. Nikiforov; I. L. Pylnov; H. Saker; M. E. Sargin
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Paper Abstract

Continual C°2 - and CO- lasers are widely used in surgery for cutting of tissue, stopping of bloodflow by means of vascular coagulation and tissue evaporation. Recently laser units have been made for microsurgery in which laser radiation is directed to an object with the help a of a surgery microscope manipulator. However such a design does not permit to irradiate an object from different angles. A surgent, therefore, has to turn welded blood vessels for example for nearly 360 degrees which is not always possible. The aim of our work was to create a laser instrument without a rigid link with a surgery microscope. A new instrument would enable a surgent to manipulate it as nearly freely as an ordinary surgical instrument. Mirror laser beam transmitting systems which are used now considerably limit a space mobility of existing laser surgical instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1353, First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23753
Show Author Affiliations
Vjacheslav G. Artioushenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vitali I. Konov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander P. Kryukov, USSR Academy of Sciences (Russia)
Sergey M. Nikiforov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
I. L. Pylnov, USSR Academy of Sciences (Russia)
H. Saker, Academy of Medical Sciences (Russia)
M. E. Sargin, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1353:
First International Conference on Lasers and Medicine

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