Preliminary Evaluation of the Use of the CO2 Laser in Gynecology

  • J. A. Pinotti
  • D. G. Bozinis
  • E. Gallego-Lluesma
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 26)


From its discovery the CO2 laser has found many applications in areas of research and has substituted with advantage existing techniques. Because of its long wavelength it has found immediate application in medicine. Its high efficiency has permitted the reduction of size and adequate power levels are produced at reasonable cost. A CO2 laser beam coupled into a microscope is now used with ever increased frequency in microsurgical procedures such as removal of malignant tumors of the vocal cords, brain surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology, gynecology as well as otology. As the trend continues almost every other area in medicine will be affected, to the benefit of the patient who will bleed less, recover faster and eventually will pay less for his treatment.


Hemostatic Effect Microsurgical Procedure Vulvar Lesi Tubal Anastomosis Hospital Ization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Pinotti
    • 1
  • D. G. Bozinis
    • 2
  • E. Gallego-Lluesma
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. de Cs. MédicasUNICAMPBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de FísicaUNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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