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3 December 1996 Preclinical studies on the use of interstitial laser photocoagulation in the lung parenchyma
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Abstract
A preliminary assessment was made of the effect of interstitial laser photocoagulation on normal lung parenchyma. Using rats lesions were created by passing the laser fiber percutaneously into the normal lung under general anaesthetic. The lungs were removed post mortem at 3 days. The lesions were ellipsoid in shape and well circumscribed. Histology showed central charring surrounded by zones of coagulative and hemorrhagic necrosis. there was a clear margin between the treated and normal tissue. These results indicate that further examination is warranted of the use of ILP for treatment of small primary lung tumors in patients unsuitable for surgery.
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D. I. Fielding, Giovanni A. Buonaccorsi, A. Hanby, M. R. Hetzel, and Stephen G. Bown "Preclinical studies on the use of interstitial laser photocoagulation in the lung parenchyma", Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.260686
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