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Comparison of different surface-cooling methods for transcutaneous laser treatment of vascular lesions
Author(s): Carsten M. Philipp; C. Sokoll; W. Nowak; Hans-Peter Berlien
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was the evaluation of different combined cooling and compression techniques for the treatment of vascular disorders of the skin and subdermal layers. In combination with flashlamp pumped dye lasers, argon lasers and Nd:YAG-lasers the effectiveness of glass plates, a cooling chamber with a flexible membrane and continuous ice cube cooling were evaluated in vitro by temperature measurements with thermocouples and thermographic camera readings and in vivo by laser doppler flowmetry, color coded duplex sonography and comparison of photographic documents for effectiveness and occurrence of side effects. Experimental and clinical evaluations show excellent results for skin protection, effective treatment depth enhancement and minimalization of side effects as well as for pain perception.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3192, Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.297846
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Carsten M. Philipp, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
C. Sokoll, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
W. Nowak, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)
Hans-Peter Berlien, Krankenhaus Neukoelln (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3192:
Medical Applications of Lasers in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Endoscopy
Gregory B. Altshuler; Reginald Birngruber; Marco Dal Fante; Raimund Hibst; Herbert Hoenigsmann; Neville Krasner M.D.; Frederic Laffitte, Editor(s)

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