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Vascular tissue welding of the CO2 laser: limitations
Author(s): Michael C. Dalsing; Peter Kruepper; Dolores F. Cikrit
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Paper Abstract

Over the last seven years, I and several co-investigators have studied the vascular welding potential of the milliwatt CO2 laser. It has become clear that there are definite limitations to this method of vascular repair which has hindered its advancement into the clinical arena. The thrust of this review is to highlight these limitations and thereby clarify what future direction might be considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1422, Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43944
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Michael C. Dalsing, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Peter Kruepper, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Dolores F. Cikrit, Indiana Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1422:
Lasers in Dermatology and Tissue Welding
Oon Tian Tan; Rodney A. White; John V. White, Editor(s)

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