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Pulsed dye laser for urinary calculi in 600 patients
Author(s): Graham M. Watson M.D.
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Paper Abstract

The puleed dye laser habesn used clinically at DUE institution thce October 198. InItiall.y It was used via conventional urtttroscopes of 11.5 F. With the development of a purpose-buit, miniaturised ureteroacope (7.2!) laser fragtnentation has become more effective and complications have been roduoed, Active1y-def1ectible ureteroecopes (9.5!) enable access to calculi in aintost a]]. clinical situatiotie. The impact of tha laser has baan fragmentation vhich is safer than electrohydrai1ic probea arid with less heat production than ultrasonic probos. More important still has been its Impact on ureteroecopy foi acees.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1200, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.17438
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Graham M. Watson M.D., Institute of Urology and St. Peter's Hospital (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1200:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II
Stephen N. Joffe M.D.; Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D., Editor(s)

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