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Scalp reduction surgery with the carbon dioxide laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6429217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
When used in the focused cutting mode, the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser can permit virtually bloodless scalp reduction surgery as a function of its remarkable hemostatic properties. This instrument speeds the operating time and allows the surgeon to close the wound with confidence that postoperative bleeding is unlikely to compromise the results. The additional potential benefits of decreased swelling and pain due to sealing of lymphatics and nerve endings are more difficult to quantify. It appears that the CO2 laser offers many benefits in scalp reduction surgery and is a useful modification of the standard technique.
R G Wheeland; P L Bailin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0148-0812     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-13     Completed Date:  1984-08-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707501     Medline TA:  J Dermatol Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  565-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Hemorrhage / prevention & control
Laser Therapy*
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Scalp / surgery*
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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