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Laser soldering for laparoscopic bonding of tissues in pigs
Author(s): Dmitry Shumalinsky; Leonid Lobik; Shmuel E. Cytron; Marissa Halpern M.D.; Tamar Vasilyev; Avi Ravid; Arye Levita; Abraham Katzir
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Paper Abstract

Introduction: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty is used for the repair of uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ) obstructions. Our aim was to do it using laser tissue soldering. Materials and Methods: We developed a tissue bonding system based on a CO2 laser, a temperature detector and infrared transmitting optical fibers, to obtain temperature controlled laser soldering of incisions. The system was then adapted for laparoscopic soldering of ureters of pigs. Results: We successfully carried out laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a porcine model, using a procedure based on CO2 laser soldering. Conclusions: Laparoscopic laser soldering was found to be faster than suturing, it was easier to use and provided watertight bonding. This technique will be useful in other surgical procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4949, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIII, (12 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485295
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry Shumalinsky, Barzilai Medical Ctr. (Israel)
Leonid Lobik, Barzilai Medical Ctr. (Israel)
Shmuel E. Cytron, Barzilai Medical Ctr. (Israel)
Marissa Halpern M.D., Rabin Medical Ctr., Hasharon Hospital (Israel)
Tamar Vasilyev, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Avi Ravid, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Arye Levita, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Abraham Katzir, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4949:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems XIII
Eugene A. Trowers M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Udayan K. Shah M.D.; Reza S. Malek M.D.; David S. Robinson M.D.; Kenton W. Gregory M.D.; Lawrence S. Bass M.D.; Abraham Katzir; Nikiforos Kollias; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Brian Jet-Fei Wong M.D.; Timothy A. Woodward M.D.; Werner T.W. de Riese; Keith D. Paulsen, Editor(s)

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