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26 March 1984 Therapeutic Applications Of Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field; (1984)
Event: Photon 83 International Conference on Optical Fibers, 1983, Paris, France
I- Applications Of Thermal Effects-Most therapeutic applications of laser derivate from thermal effects. When the laser beam is focused on a small area, it warms up the tissues which retract (coagulation); if the heating is more intense, tissues may be vaporized. Coagulation is used either to destroy small tumors or to stop an hemorrhage (hemostasis); in the latter case, the thermal retraction will induce the closing of the vessel lumen which secondly will be obstructed by a blood clot (thrombosis).
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J. M. Brunetaud, S. Mordon, J. Bourez, L. Mosquet, and Y. Moschetto "Therapeutic Applications Of Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0405, Optical Fibers in the Biomedical Field, (26 March 1984);


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