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Ten Years Of Laser Neurosurgery - A Review
Author(s): P. W. Ascher
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937348
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P. W. Ascher, University of Graz (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe; John A. Parrish, Editor(s)

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