Lymphatic laser-microsurgery: Experimental research and original clinical applications

C. Campisi, M. Casaccia, E. Mereto, F. Boccardo, P. Padula, M. Tacchella

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Abstract

The authors report their experimental studies and clinical observations regarding the use of CO2 laser in lymphatic microsurgery. The effects and advantages brought about by CO2 laser in their experimental studies on rats in performing lymphatic micro-anastomoses are particularly pointed out. g clinical observations of lympho-chyledema of lower limbs and genitalia, associated to chylous ascitis, are reported. Clinical outcome proved the remarkable advantages obtained by using laser ray welding power to cut and close insufficient and dilated lymphatic and chylous collectors. In over 3 year clinical follow-up no relapse of the pathology occurred in any patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems
Volume5
Issue number17-18
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Campisi, C., Casaccia, M., Mereto, E., Boccardo, F., Padula, P., & Tacchella, M. (1995). Lymphatic laser-microsurgery: Experimental research and original clinical applications. European Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems, 5(17-18), 15-17.