25 October 2005 Morphological changes in rabbit's veins following laser therapy
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The authors present the results of recorded changes in the endothelium in rabbit's veins following photocoagulation by laser diode. In our study we concentrate mainly on the detailed description of individual changes in the rabbit's venous system in the area of the pelvis following laser therapy. The aim of our experiments was to reach the obliteration of rabbits' v. saphena lateralis using 980 nm laser diode with 200 micron fibre. The intensity of discharge was 3,5,6 and 7 watts. We examined the relationship between changes and the amount of joules that affect the endothelium of the rabbit's veins. The operation was conducted under general anaesthetic. All the animals survived treatment and were returned to breeders. Within the time span of one, three, six and eight weeks the laser treated veins were removed. They were fixated in formaldehyde and sent for microscopic examination. We were interested in how long it will take for fibrous changes to occur in the endothelium of the vein and thus also the subsequent occlusion of the vein depending on the amount of joules applied per one centimetre of the vein.
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L. Veverkov, L. Veverkov, J. Kalač, J. Kalač, I. Čapov, I. Čapov, J. Wechsler, J. Wechsler, L. Páč, L. Páč, I. Svíženska, I. Svíženska, V. Pitr, V. Pitr, } "Morphological changes in rabbit's veins following laser therapy", Proc. SPIE 5968, Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 59680C (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660048; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.660048

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