Microvascular anastomosis using the milliwatt CO2 laser.


The milliwatt CO2 laser was used to anastomose small vessels in a rat femoral artery model. The technique requires multiple brief applications of 60-70 mW after placement of three equidistant 10-0 nylon stay sutures. The vessel histology is described immediately and 1, 3, 7, and 21 days after the procedure. The laser effects tissue bonding through changes… (More)


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@article{Quigley1985MicrovascularAU, title={Microvascular anastomosis using the milliwatt CO2 laser.}, author={Matthew R. Quigley and Julian Edwin Bailes and Hau C. Kwaan and Luca Cerullo and Jacqueline T. Brown and C C Lastre and D. Monma}, journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine}, year={1985}, volume={5 4}, pages={357-65} }