3 June 1988 Chemical By-Products Produced By CO2 And Nd:YAG Laser Interaction With Tissue
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Proceedings Volume 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945341
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The interaction of CW CO2 and Nd:YAG laser light with animal tissue produces large quantities of smoke which has been of concern to laser surgeons. Analysis of the chemical constituents present in smoke produced by CO2 and Nd:YAG laser interaction with samples of beef liver were very similar. A significant quantity of benzene and lesser quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) were found to be present. Since these chemicals are classified as carcinogens, adequate smoke exhaust devices should be used during all laser surgical procedures for the protection of patients and operating room personnel.
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John M Kokosa, John M Kokosa, Daryl J Doyle, Daryl J Doyle, } "Chemical By-Products Produced By CO2 And Nd:YAG Laser Interaction With Tissue", Proc. SPIE 0908, Laser Interaction with Tissue, (3 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945341; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945341

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