Clinical results of argon laser tissue fusion

George Kopchok, Rodney White, Marwan Tabbara

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Abstract

Tissue fusion by laser energy is an intriguing and very promising new application for laser technology. In comparison to using high laser energy to ablate tissue as in the angioplasty application, laser tissue fusion is possible in any soft tissue by delivering appropriate low levels of energy to the opposed tissue surfaces. This technology is particularly appealing for vascular applications in making sutureless blood vessel anastomosis and for securing the endpoints of endarterectomies and dissection planes. Although there have been limited evaluations of this technology the preliminary experimental and clinical data is very promising for continued development and application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages28-32
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819402419, 9780819402417
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization Therapeutics, and Systems II - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 14 1990Jan 19 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1200
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherProceedings of Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization Therapeutics, and Systems II
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/14/901/19/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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