Combat Trauma Surgery Using a Portable Contact ND-(YAG) Laser in the Porcine and Ovine Models (HSC) (CIC3)
Final rept. 1 May 89-31 Jan 91,
WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER EL PASO TX
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The laser proved to be effective in the repair of liver and spleen trauma. It provided quicker hemostasis with less blood loss than conventional methods. The technique of laser coagulation of bleeding surfaces through a glass plate was very effective, providing local tamponade during coagulation. Field use of laser surgery is possible and may be beneficial, but further research is needed to explore other applications and refine techniques. intestinal anastomosis using lasers in another technique that may be of great use in combat trauma.
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