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Tissue Fusion With Argon, CO2 And Nd:YAG Lasers; Thermal And Histological Comparison
Author(s): George Kopchok; Rodney A. White; Jerry Vlasak; Geoffrey H. White; Leon Dykhovsky; Warren Grundfest
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Paper Abstract

Two mechanisms of laser tissue fusion, thermal and photochemical, are currently being proposed in several types of tissue. In this study we examined the thermal and histologic components of laser fusion in blood vessels and bowel. CO2 and Argon lasers were used to fuse 1 cm canine arteriotomies and 1 cm rabbit enterotomies. Thermal images were concurrently recorded with an AGA Thermovision camera and computer analyzed. Tissue samples from each weld were subsequently prepared for histologic examination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952026
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George Kopchok, UCLA Medical Center (United States)
Rodney A. White, UCLA Medical Center (United States)
Jerry Vlasak, UCLA Medical Center (United States)
Geoffrey H. White, UCLA Medical Center (United States)
Leon Dykhovsky, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (United States)
Warren Grundfest, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1066:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Norman R. Goldblatt; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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