15 June 1988 CO2 - Laser Intestinal Anastomosis Histological And Manometric Study
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Proceedings Volume 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945309
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Low energy CO2 laser was used to perform intestinal anastomosis by means of tissue welding in 10 Wistar rats. The post operative course in the studied animals was uneventful. The integrity of the anastomosis was investigated manometrically, immediately upon completion of the anasto-mosis and twenty days later. Ten Wistar rats served as control in which conventional interrupted one-layer anastomosis was performed. The results show a significant superior-ity (P<0.05) to those intestinal anastomoses which were constructed by means of laser tissue welding. The time to complete the anastomosis was also significantly shorter when the laser was used, as compared to hand suturing. Serial histological examinations up to 90 days following surgery revealed complete healing and epithelialization of the anastomotic site. The technical details of the CO2 laser anastomosis are described.
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Micha Y Rabau, Gideon Goldman, Lilian Bar-Nea, Theodor Wiznitzer, and Semion Rochkind "CO2 - Laser Intestinal Anastomosis Histological And Manometric Study", Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945309; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945309

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