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Histologic examination of normal and pathologic human cerebral tissue irradiated by laser beams and practical indications for CO2 laser use in neurosurgery
Author(s): Leon Danaila; Dan C. Dumitras; Constantin A.D. Dutu
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Paper Abstract

Histologic studies of normal and pathologic human cerebral tissue were performed following irradiation with CO2 laser beams. The action of CO2 laser radiation was studied on cerebral and medullar tumors and on atherosclerotic plaque. We have used CO2 laser surgical systems with output powers from several watts to 30 W equipped with either free hand optomechanical articulated arms or laser microscope adapters. Based on histologic examination of different tissue samples under light and scanning electron microscopy we have established the main advantages and limitations of this technique in neurosurgery. These findings suggest that the CO2 laser has advantageous clinical application for a large number of neurosurgical procedures.

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Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154957
Show Author Affiliations
Leon Danaila, Gheorghe Marinescu Hospital (Romania)
Dan C. Dumitras, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Constantin A.D. Dutu, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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