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Intra-abdominal use of the carbon dioxide laser for microsurgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1956666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report has described long-term follow-up of neosalpingostomy, tubal anastomosis, and fimbrioplasty or adhesiolysis performed at laparotomy using the CO2 laser. The pregnancy rates described for these reporductive pelvic surgical procedures are higher than those described are shorter follow-up periods, but they are consistent with previous reports describing similar procedures using nonlaser and laser techniques. The latter observation is consistent with the recent description of no difference in tissue damage or postoperative adhesion development in rabbits treated with equivalent power densities of the CO2 laser and microelectrocautery. We conclude that the CO2 laser is an appropriate instrument for use in reproductive pelvic surgery. Choice of laser or nonlaser modalities is a matter of personal preference.
R W Kelly; M P Diamond
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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:  537-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Omega International Institute, Metairie, Louisiana.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Carbon Dioxide
Fallopian Tubes / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Infertility, Female / surgery*
Laser Therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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