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Clinical use of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in microsurgical vasovasostomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3105149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Herein are reported the first 4 clinical cases of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser microsurgical vasovasostomy. Fusion-coagulation of the vas wall was successfully accomplished, as demonstrated by adequate postoperative sperm counts and a 50 per cent pregnancy rate. A significant reduction in the total operative time was achieved as compared with the conventional microsurgical suture technique, corroborating the ability of the CO2 laser to simplify this technique while producing a sperm-tight anastomosis.
S K Rosemberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0090-4295     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-15     Completed Date:  1987-05-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Laser Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Sterilization Reversal / methods*
Time Factors
Vas Deferens / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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