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17 September 1993 Use of sculpted contact fibers and Nd:YAG laser in image-guided neurosurgery
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Proceedings Volume 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154944
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The introduction of sapphire tips enabled the use of Nd:YAG lasers in contact surgery, thereby adding tactile feeling, surgical precision, and reduction of required optical power levels. However, the acceptance of sapphire tips has not been widespread. This is due to their high cost, limited reliability, cooling requirements, and somewhat inconvenient handling. The introduction of sculpted fibers has revolutionized Nd:YAG contact surgery by advancing a fully disposable, superior scalpel/coagulator at a considerably lower cost. Handheld contact fibers are excellent surgical tools for incision, excision, hemostatis, and vaporization of lesions.
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Lucia J. Zamorano and Maria Cristina Chavantes M.D. "Use of sculpted contact fibers and Nd:YAG laser in image-guided neurosurgery", Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154944
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