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Instrumentation For The Surgical Application Of The Nd:YAG Laser
Author(s): F. Frank; P. Bailer; O. Beck; R. Bowering; A. Hofstetter
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Paper Abstract

The Nd:YAG laser has become a coagulation instrument, which has found acceptance in interdisciplinary surgery. The main contributors are its highly efficient coagulation capability in interaction with tissue and the fact that the Nd:YAG laser beam can be transmitted by means of a simple quartz-glass fiber. Appropriate systems and instruments for transmission and operation have been developed for the various applications in neurosurgery, pulmology, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology and dermatology. Operation methods in open and endoscopic surgery under use of several hand held devices and flexible as well as rigid endoscopes are being demonstrated by clinical examples of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.935660
Show Author Affiliations
F. Frank, MBB-Angewandte Technologie GmbH (Germany)
P. Bailer, Frauenklinik yarn Roten Kreuz Munchen (Germany)
O. Beck, Klinikum GroBhadern der Universitat Munchen (Germany)
R. Bowering, Uralogische Abteilung (Germany)
A. Hofstetter, Uralogische Abteilung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0405:
Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field
Didier Boucher, Editor(s)

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