Experimental Basis of CO2 Laser Application in Tumor Surgery

  • A. Tuchmann
  • C. Armbruster
  • W. Blauensteiner
  • S. Kriwanek
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Lasers have been applied in a wide field of medicine and surgery: recently, experience in general surgery has been reported [1, 15]. Especially regarding tumor surgery, there was great hope among laser surgeons of achieving better results than with conventional means such as cold knife and electrocautery. This paper deals with the cutting type CO2 laser, reporting on survival rate, local recurrence, and contact metastases in animal experiments


Local Recurrence Lewis Lung Carcinoma Evans Blue Tumor Excision Tumor Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Tuchmann
    • 1
  • C. Armbruster
    • 1
  • W. Blauensteiner
    • 1
  • S. Kriwanek
    • 1
  1. 1.1. Chirurgische AbteilungRudolfstiftungWienAustria

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