Proceedings PaperTen Years Of Laser Neurosurgery - A Review
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When we were first confronted with the laser, in 1975, it was not considered useful for neurosurgery123. We were nonetheless fascinated by the potential of a non-touch instrument and attempted to demonstrate its applicability. After theoretical considerations and experimenting on animals, we performed the first laser operation on a patient on July 28, 1976. Since then we have performed nearly 1000 procedures with the CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers 4,56,7. Our early hopes for the laser have been realized and new indications have been added.