Medical Laser Endoscopy

  • Dennis M. Jensen
  • Jean-Marc Brunetaud

Part of the Developments in Gastroenterology book series (DIGA, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jean-Marc Brunetaud, Serge Mordon, Alain Cornil, Joseph Scopelliti
    Pages 17-26
  3. Jean-Marc Brunetaud, Serge Mordon
    Pages 27-36
  4. John A. Dixon
    Pages 37-43
  5. Dennis M. Jensen, Gustavo A. Machicado
    Pages 71-91
  6. J.M Brunetaud, V. Maunoury, D. Cochelard, A. Cortot, J. D. Paris
    Pages 93-98
  7. Dennis M. Jensen, Gustavo A. Machicado
    Pages 99-107
  8. P. Kiefhaber, K. Kiefhaber, F. Huber, G. Nath
    Pages 109-118
  9. Dennis M. Jensen, Gustavo A. Machicado
    Pages 119-134
  10. David Fleischer, Stephan G. Bown
    Pages 149-162
  11. J. M. Brunetaud, V. Maunoury, D. Cochelard, A. Cortot, J. C. Paris
    Pages 189-194
  12. J. M. Brunetaud, V. Maunoury, D. Cochelard, A. Cortot, J. C. Paris
    Pages 195-206
  13. James H. Johnston
    Pages 207-215
  14. Kenneth R. Casey
    Pages 217-231
  15. C. Personne, A. Colchen, G. Vourc’h, J. F. Dumon, A. Meric
    Pages 233-245
  16. A. Hofstetter, E. Keiditsch
    Pages 247-256
  17. J. Biserte, J. M. Brunetaud
    Pages 269-277
  18. Jean Luc Pouly, Gerard Mage, Maurice A. Bruhat
    Pages 279-294
  19. Jeffrey J. Gilbertson, John A. Dixon
    Pages 295-311
  20. Yoshihiro Hayata, Jutaro Ono
    Pages 313-330

About this book


There has been incredible progress over the last decade in therapeutic endoscopy. Such therapies are either easier now than ten years ago or are possible when previously they were inconceivable. These advances have depended upon major improvements in diagnostic endoscopy for different subspecialties. Simultaneously, a major innovation for therapeutics through endoscopes is the application of medical lasers. This book is written by renowned biophysicists and laser endoscopists of different sub specialties where the application of lasers has revolutionized medical care. In some cases treatments which were not previously possible are now routine. Laser palliation of obstructing tumors in different sub specialties is an example of this. In other cases, resective surgery is obviated by the application of lasers via endoscopy such as for the control of gastrointestinal bleeding. The authors of different medical or surgical subspecialties which use endoscopic lasers write about the pathology and clinical problems, their personal experience and results. However, they also emphasize their techniques of laser endoscopy through case examples, technical discussions, and colored illustrations. Their discussions will give the reader a better understanding about the role of laser treatment of different conditions compared to routine medical or surgical therapy. In several instances, randomized controlled trials involving medical lasers were discussed in this book because they fundamentally changed our understanding of common problems such as upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We predict continued progress in therapeutic endoscopy.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis M. Jensen
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Brunetaud
    • 2
  1. 1.UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Lille Medical SchoolLilleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6714-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0507-8
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