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Carbon dioxide laser laparoscopy for endometriosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1835529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In conclusion, the CO2 laser has been useful for the vaporization and excision of endometriosis through the laparoscope. Removal through the laparoscope, however, requires recognition of the lesion. Microscopic lesions may not be seen through the laparoscope, and deep invasive lesions may be more palpable than visual. Furthermore, small lesions are probably more rapidly coagulated with bipolar electrosurgery or with thermal coagulators (desiccators) than with the laser technique, and lesions of this size do not require the technology associated with lasers. Deep lesions may require laparotomy for recognition prior to excision. Even though the CO2 laser is an excellent and precise tool, bipolar electrosurgical units, bipolar coagulation, unipolar electrosurgical units, thermal coagulators, and fiber-equipped lasers may be more relevant in certain clinical situations. The exact role of all these types of equipment is still developing.
D C Martin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0889-8545     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-02     Completed Date:  1992-01-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709551     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Endometriosis / surgery*
Genital Neoplasms, Female / surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Laser Therapy / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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