Title

In Utero Fetal Surgery using a Milliwatt Carbon Dioxide Laser.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1989

Abstract

In utero surgery represents a future new frontier with unknown possibilities for medical intervention. Since the presently available microsurgery instruments are too cumbersome or indelicate, low-energy carbon dioxide lasers have been investigated as a tool that holds promise as a fetal scalpel and hemastatic device. Preliminary results demonstrate that continued investigation is necessary to limit the zone of tissue destruction in these most diminutive patients.

Volume

9

Issue

5

First Page

482

Last Page

484

ISSN

0196-8092

Disciplines

Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

2509832

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article