Laser welding of pedicled flap skin tubes.

Abstract

The efficacy of the carbon dioxide laser used at high power levels for tissue destruction is well established. This laser at lower power levels has been used to incise and anastomose blood vessels, tendons, nerves, dura, bowel, fallopian tube, vasa deferentia, ureters and skin. Laser welding is faster, reduces surgical manipulation and introduces less… (More)

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