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Preclinical studies on the use of interstitial laser photocoagulation in the lung parenchyma
Author(s): D. I. Fielding; Giovanni A. Buonaccorsi; A. Hanby; M. R. Hetzel; Stephen G. Bown
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Paper Abstract

A preliminary assessment was made of the effect of interstitial laser photocoagulation on normal lung parenchyma. Using rats lesions were created by passing the laser fiber percutaneously into the normal lung under general anaesthetic. The lungs were removed post mortem at 3 days. The lesions were ellipsoid in shape and well circumscribed. Histology showed central charring surrounded by zones of coagulative and hemorrhagic necrosis. there was a clear margin between the treated and normal tissue. These results indicate that further examination is warranted of the use of ILP for treatment of small primary lung tumors in patients unsuitable for surgery.

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Date Published: 3 December 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260686
Show Author Affiliations
D. I. Fielding, Univ. College Medical School (United Kingdom)
Giovanni A. Buonaccorsi, Univ. College Medical School (United Kingdom)
A. Hanby, Univ. College Medical School (United Kingdom)
M. R. Hetzel, Univ. College Medical School (United Kingdom)
Stephen G. Bown, Univ. College Medical School (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2922:
Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Fausto Chiesa; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Neville Krasner M.D.; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Reinhard Neumann; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Andre Roggan; Montserrat Serra I Mila, Editor(s)

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