Advances in Nd:YAG Laser Surgery by Kazuhiko Atsumi (auth.), Stephen N. Joffe M.D., F.A.C.S.,

By Kazuhiko Atsumi (auth.), Stephen N. Joffe M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S., Yanao Oguro M.D. (eds.)

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Amount of s moke as a function of lase r power. 100 4. -- / r--V ........... 0 ~ 10 ........ 0 r-........ 5. Depth of tissue necrosis as a function of laser power. 6. Contact Laser Probes and their energy distribution patterns. 7). 8). 9). SLT Laser Scalpels® are used with the Nd: YAG laser at powers Oral below 25 W, and in some applications at power as low as 2-3 W. It transforms the Nd:YAG into a multidisciplinary, multipurpose surgical laser that cuts as cleanly and precisely as the CO 2 laser, yet retains the coagulative properties of the noncontact Nd:YAG.

Hofstetter AG, Bowering R, Keiditsch E, Frank F: ZerstOrung von Uretertumoren mit dem Neodym-YAG-Laser. Verhandlungsber Dtsch Ges Lasermed I: 136-138, 1982. 31. Malloy TR, Schultz RE, Wein AJ, Carpiniello VL: Renal preservation utilizing neodymium:YAG laser. Urology 27:99-103, 1986. 32. Bailer P: Tubensterilisation durch Laser-Koagulation. Fortschr Med 43:1977, 1983. 33. Lomano JM: Photocoagulation of early pelvic endometriosis with the Nd: YAG laser through the laparoscope. Reprod Med 30:77-81, 1985.

It was noted that coaxial CO 2 allowed adequate visualization of the spurting blood vessel and that the helium-neon laser provided a satisfactory aiming beam. The histologic changes following Nd:YAG 5. , 12 who concluded that exposure of the dog stomach to Nd:YAG laser produced tissue changes varying from mild mucosal edema to cell vaporization. Thermal contraction was the primary hemostatic mechanism, with thrombosis occurring only as a secondary effect. The effect on gastric acid secretion following intragastric Nd:YAG laser application to the lesser curve and the pyloric mucosa of the stomachs of rats has been studied.

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