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The carbon dioxide laser surgical unit as an instrument for surgery of brain tumours--its advantages and disadvantages.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6436736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author started in 1969 his studies on developing the practical models of the carbon dioxide laser surgical units and produced Medilaser-S, Model MEL-42 and MEL-444. By the end of 1982 the author had operated on 143 cases of brain tumour with the laser. Most of those cases were brain tumours which were difficult or impossible to remove by conventional means. The major points of this paper are as follows: The principle of the laser, the mechanism of the CO2 laser, the biomedical features of the CO2 laser, the advantages and disadvantages of the CO2 laser, indications and contraindications for the use of the CO2 laser, development of the CO2 laser surgical units, surgical procedures and techniques of brain tumour laser surgery, adjuvant methods of laser surgery and comparison between the CO2 laser and the Nd-YAG laser.
T Takizawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical review     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0344-5607     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Rev     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-18     Completed Date:  1984-12-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908181     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Rev     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / surgery*
Carbon Dioxide
Laser Therapy*
Neurosurgery / instrumentation*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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