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Midline Tumors Of CNS Operated By CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Microsurgery
Author(s): L.H. Mattos Pimenta
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Paper Abstract

We discuss ten years of surgical experience with CO2 Laser Neurosurgery involving 140 to mors. Nowadays there is a concept that the absolute indications for the use of the Laser in Neurosurgery are the "Midline Tumors of the Central Nervous System". This concept has to be reviewed in our opinion because the usefulness of different lasers is a dynamic fact in the day-by-day developments in the technical devices. We want to describe our 40 "Midline Tumors of CNS Tumors" that includes: Basal Meningionias (15), Third Ventricular Tumors (5), Pinealoma (1), Paraselar Tumors(3), Brainsten Tumors (6), Adherent to Brainsten (5), Spinal Cord Tumors (5). The atraumatic, bloodless, vaporization effect of CO2 laser produces better results and less index of mortalify and morbidity. Evocated Potential and other advances are also important in this results. Key Words: Laser Neurosurgery, Microsurgery, Brain Tum

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945308
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L.H. Mattos Pimenta, Laser Surgery and Medicine Paulista University (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Stephen N. Joffe M.D., Editor(s)

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