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Contact Laser Endoscopic Surgery With Sapphire Micro-Probes
Author(s): Pasquale Spinelli; Marco Dal Fante
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Paper Abstract

Recently developed synthetic sapphire cristal tips can be easily attached to the end of a quartz fiber: contact irradiation of the target prevents backscattering of laser energy and allows low-power coagulation of bleeding sources and vaporization of tumors as well as mechanical removal of tissue. Clinical experience in 12 patients treated both with contact method and with conventional non-contact method is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937080
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Pasquale Spinelli, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (Italy)
Marco Dal Fante, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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