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Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 7, Issue 2–3, pp 113–121 | Cite as

The SHARPLAN family of CO2 lasers for surgery

  • Jacob Dagan
II. Laser in neurosurgery

Summary

The SHARPLAN laser systems are available with a full range of different powers: a 25 watt office system, a 40 watt and a 60 watt system for general surgery and an 80 watt for high power needs like neurosurgery, all powers measured at tissue.

A full range of accessories is available for microsurgery enabling adaptation to the most popular surgical microscopes for cavitational surgery. Super-pulse models are available, minimizing the thermal damage to the tissue exposed to the laser.

The interaction of the laser with living tissue and its specific use in neurosurgery are discussed.

Keywords

Coagulation CO2-laser cutting neurosurgery super-pulse TEM00 

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© Walter de Gruyter & Co. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Dagan
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel-Aviv Research Project AdministrationLaser Industries Ltd.Tel-AvivIsrael

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