Operative Technique in Neonates and Infants

  • Thomas A. Angerpointner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Progress in Pediatric Surgery book series (PEDIATRIC, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. H. P. Berlien, G. Müller, J. Waldschmidt
    Pages 5-22
  3. T. A. Angerpointner, K. L. Lauterjung, A. Hoffecker
    Pages 32-38
  4. B. Thomasson, L. Hedenborg, H. Wiksell
    Pages 48-57
  5. W. Geissler, K. Körner, P. Wurnig
    Pages 58-67
  6. J. Wit, L. Noack, K. Gdanietz, K. Vorpahl
    Pages 68-70
  7. K. L. Waag, K. Heller
    Pages 81-89
  8. E. Deltz, W. Mengel, H. Hamelmann
    Pages 90-96
  9. A. M. Holschneider
    Pages 103-117
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About these proceedings


In conventional partial resection of parenchymatous organs significant bleeding is one of the main problems, especially in neonates and infants. The patients rapidly lose considerable amounts of their small blood volume. Laser light leads to photo­ thermal effects in tissue and causes coagulation, drying up, carbonization and evaporization, depending on the temperature. The neodymium Y AG laser emits nonvisible light in the near infrared with a wavelength of l. 0611m. This wavelength implies a relatively deep penetration into the tissue. This laser system, properly a coagulation laser, achieves its cutting effect by its high power density [9]. Because of thermal radiation in all directions, both sides of the section plane are coagulated as a positive side effect. Thus, in parenchymatous organs a combination of resection and sealing of the cut vessels and ducts, up to a limited diameter, is obtained. Laser Instruments We use a neodymium-YAG laser mediLas 2 (MBB-Medizintechnik, D-8012 Ottobrunn, Federal Republic of Germany), wavelength l. 0611m, maximal power output around 110 W (Fig. 1). Normally we prefer to work without tissue contact, Fig. l. The Nd-YAG laser system mediLas 2 with maximal power output around 100 W The Neodymium Y AG Laser in Surgery of Parenchymatous Organs 25 Fig. 2. The focusing handpiece with focal distance of 50 mm 1cm Fig. 3.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas A. Angerpointner
    • 1
  1. 1.Munich 2Federal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87709-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87707-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6654
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