In Utero Fetal Surgery using a Milliwatt Carbon Dioxide Laser.
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.
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Hallock, G. G., & Rice, D. C. (1989). In utero fetal surgery using a milliwatt carbon dioxide laser. Lasers In Surgery And Medicine, 9(5), 482-484.
Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty