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Utility of the neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for extensive pulmonary metastasectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8412174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser has been reported to have advantages in pulmonary resections including superior control of bleeding and air leak with relative sparing of pulmonary parenchyma. Extensive metastasectomies were performed in two patients with bilateral metastases who might have been excluded from surgery with other techniques. The patients were discharged within 8 days after uneventful postoperative courses. While this modality shows promise in permitting extensive metastasectomy, only long-term follow-up will demonstrate the ability to provide results comparable to those achieved with previous techniques.
J C Harvey; K Lee; E J Beattie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-4790     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-22     Completed Date:  1993-11-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York 10003.
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MeSH Terms
Laser Therapy*
Lung Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*

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