Are cold light sources really cold?

  title={Are cold light sources really cold?},
  author={Yunus Yavuz and Jan Gunnar Skog{\aa}s and Mine G{\"u}ng{\"o}r G{\"u}ll{\"u}oğlu and Thomas Lang\o and Ronald M{\aa}rvik},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={16 5},
BACKGROUND A fiber optic light source is the central part of endoscopic surgery. However, the light generation process causes heat transmission from a source to tip of a scope. In this study, we measured the amount of heating and pathologic effects of direct contact with the tip of scopes on the small bowel in an experimental set-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Temperature measurements were performed at the tip of 4 different scopes (Aesculap, Olympus, Karl Storz, and Richard Wolf), which were… CONTINUE READING

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