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Application Of Endoscopic Lasers For Operations In Gastro-Intestinal Tract
Author(s): O. K. Skobelkin; A. M. Saphronov; A. M. Shapovalov; P. I. Zaharov
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Paper Abstract

We have described our experience in the application of high energy argon and Nd:YAG lasers for endoscopic surgical manipulations. Laser was used for the removal of polyps with a wide base, villi tumours in colon, for the elimination of scar strictures in colon anastomosis, for the formation of primary-delayed colon anastomosis and for the removal of timoral stenosis in esophagus and in colon. Laser therapy has certain advantages over other endoscopic manipulations: long-term and immediate results are better. One can use this therapy in combination with others (radial therapy, surgical treatment). We have worked out a classification of polyps and stenosing tumours in the digestive system to determine indications for laser endoscopy and to choose the best parameters of laser irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945280
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O. K. Skobelkin, USSR Ministry of Public Health (USSR)
A. M. Saphronov, USSR Ministry of Public Health (USSR)
A. M. Shapovalov, USSR Ministry of Public Health (USSR)
P. I. Zaharov, USSR Ministry of Public Health (USSR)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0906:
Optical Fibers in Medicine III
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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