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The CO2 Laser in Neurosurgery

  • V. A. Fasano
  • G. F. Lombard
  • F. Benech
  • S. Tealdi
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 34)

Abstract

While in ophthalmology and other branches of surgery (plastic surgery, gynaecology, otorhinolaryngology etc.), the laser has now become part of operative routine, in neurosurgery this has only recently become true and applies to very few medical centres. Thus, the operation by S. Stellar1, 2, 3 in 1969, for the removal of a cerebral glioma, remained for a long time an isolated instance. Heppner and Ascher4 used the laser systematically at the Neurosurgical Clinic of the University of Graz, starting in 1976; Perria in Genoa, also from 1976; and this Institute of Neurosurgery5 of the University of Turin, starting from 1977. We can deduce the limitations and possible counter-indications of the laser from the experience gained at these medical centres, as well as from papers presented at conferences.

Keywords

Pituitary Adenoma Laser Surgery Operative Routine Ultrasonic Aspirator Capsula Incision 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Fasano
    • 1
  • G. F. Lombard
    • 1
  • F. Benech
    • 1
  • S. Tealdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di NeurochirurgiaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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