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Fiber Optic Delivery Of Argon Ion Laser Radiation For Open Endarterectamy
Author(s): John Eugene; Joseph S. Carey; Ramon A. Cukingnan; Marie Hammer-Wilson; Michael W. Berns
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Paper Abstract

Open laser endarterectany has progressed from a laboratory to a clinical procedure for peripheral vascular disease. Argon ion laser endarterectamy was performed in 3 patients using power 1.0W to 1.5W delivered through a 300 μm quartz fiber. Endarterectamy length ranged from 6.0 cm to 30.0 cm. No laser complications have occurred and arterial patency has been confirmed at up to one year follow-up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0906, Optical Fibers in Medicine III, (21 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945297
Show Author Affiliations
John Eugene, University of Calitornia (United States)
Joseph S. Carey, University of California (United States)
Ramon A. Cukingnan, University of California (United States)
Marie Hammer-Wilson, University of California (United States)
Michael W. Berns, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0906:
Optical Fibers in Medicine III
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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