CO2 laser vascular welding of medium diameter (4-9mm) canine vessels

Michael Dalsing, Dolores F. Cikrit, Todd S. Weinstein, Stephen G. Lalka, Joseph L. Unthank

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This article reviews the current state of the art in the field of vascular welding using the milliwatt CO2 to repair 4 to 9 mm vessels. Previous work in arterial anastomosis and intraluminal welding is evaluated. A preliminary study in the area of venous anastomosis is presented in detail. Following the presentation of the current available data, a discussion of the field will emphasize what we know and what still must be learned. The conclusions confirm the feasibility of laser-assisted vascular repair and highlight its method of coagulative welding with resultant short and long-term effect on living tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-70
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Sep 11 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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