4 January 1999 Compliance of laser-assisted microvascular anastomosis: a comparative study with manual anastomosis (preliminary results)
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Abstract
The compliance of microvascular anastomosis is an important predictive factor for long term patency of graft or vascular reconstruction. This experimental study compare the compliance of manual suture and laser assisted end to end microvascular anastomosis. In nine New-Zealand white rabbits we performed manual end-to-end suture anastomosis on the left femoral artery and laser assisted anastomosis on the right femoral artery, with a diode laser (wavelength 988 nm, power output 500 mW). Compliance was obtained by echotracking (CBI 8000 sonomicrometry system with 20 MHz implantable microprobe from Crystal-Biotech, USA) on the anastomosis site as well as upstream, and downstream from the anastomosis. Vessel compliance was lower on the manual suture side compared to the laser assisted anastomosis side, especially downstream from the anastomosis.
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Roland G. Demaria, Francois-Marie Lhote, Michel Dauzat, Jean-Marie Juan, Marie-Claire Oliva-Lauraire, Nicolas Durrleman, Guy P. Delacretaz, Bernard Albat, Jean-Marc Frapier, Paul-Andre Chaptal, Guilhem Godlewski, "Compliance of laser-assisted microvascular anastomosis: a comparative study with manual anastomosis (preliminary results)", Proc. SPIE 3565, Thermal Therapy, Laser Welding, and Tissue Interaction, (4 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335786; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.335786
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