17 September 1993 Histologic examination of normal and pathologic human cerebral tissue irradiated by laser beams and practical indications for CO2 laser use in neurosurgery
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Proceedings Volume 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154957
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Histologic studies of normal and pathologic human cerebral tissue were performed following irradiation with CO2 laser beams. The action of CO2 laser radiation was studied on cerebral and medullar tumors and on atherosclerotic plaque. We have used CO2 laser surgical systems with output powers from several watts to 30 W equipped with either free hand optomechanical articulated arms or laser microscope adapters. Based on histologic examination of different tissue samples under light and scanning electron microscopy we have established the main advantages and limitations of this technique in neurosurgery. These findings suggest that the CO2 laser has advantageous clinical application for a large number of neurosurgical procedures.
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Leon Danaila, Dan C. Dumitras, Constantin A.D. Dutu, "Histologic examination of normal and pathologic human cerebral tissue irradiated by laser beams and practical indications for CO2 laser use in neurosurgery", Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154957; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154957
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