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CO[sub]2[/sub] - Laser Intestinal Anastomosis Histological And Manometric Study
Author(s): Micha Y Rabau; Gideon Goldman; Lilian Bar-Nea; Theodor Wiznitzer; Semion Rochkind
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Paper Abstract

Low energy CO2 laser was used to perform intestinal anastomosis by means of tissue welding in 10 Wistar rats. The post operative course in the studied animals was uneventful. The integrity of the anastomosis was investigated manometrically, immediately upon completion of the anasto-mosis and twenty days later. Ten Wistar rats served as control in which conventional interrupted one-layer anastomosis was performed. The results show a significant superior-ity (P<0.05) to those intestinal anastomoses which were constructed by means of laser tissue welding. The time to complete the anastomosis was also significantly shorter when the laser was used, as compared to hand suturing. Serial histological examinations up to 90 days following surgery revealed complete healing and epithelialization of the anastomotic site. The technical details of the CO2 laser anastomosis are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945309
Show Author Affiliations
Micha Y Rabau, Ichilov Hospital (Israel)
Gideon Goldman, Ichilov Hospital (Israel)
Lilian Bar-Nea, Ichilov Hospital (Israel)
Theodor Wiznitzer, Ichilov Hospital (Israel)
Semion Rochkind, Ichilov Hospital (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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