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Argon laser-assisted vasovasostomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1580045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laser-assisted vasovasostomy recently has become a popular procedure in the United States. Only the microsurgical carbon dioxide laser is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for vasovasostomies. Using the HGM argon laser, the procedure was performed on 3 laboratory dogs with a patency rate of 100 percent (6/6) and anastomotic leak 17 percent (1/6). This procedure requires little microsurgical expertise, can be performed without the use of a microscope, and does not require a perfectly dry field. The argon laser is a superior technique to previously described laser-assisted vasovasostomies and further clinical correlation is recommended.
J M Antario; P S Albert; A Raboy; H Kahng; R Macchia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-09     Completed Date:  1992-06-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  478-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Urology, Staten Island University, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Laser Therapy*
Vasovasostomy / methods*

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