Over the past ten years, carbon dioxide laser surgery has made impressive strides and is now applied to every field of surgery without exception. It is the intention of this book to record the work done in this field in the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Beilinson Medical Center and Tel Aviv University Medical School, Israel, as well as that performed in association with other depart ments. In this context, one feels that it is incumbent upon one to acknowledge the cooperation of the medical and paramedical staff of the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Beilinson Medical Center, as well as that of Prof. Yehuda Shindel and Dr. Daniel Katenelson of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Dr. Y ona Tadir of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Itamar Kott of the Department of General Surgery. I should like to make special mention of Dr. Ralph Ger of New York, who worked with me on the original clinical trials, and the engineer Uzi Sharon, who developed the Sharplan Laser with me. The progress of Laser Surgery is well demonstrated by the participation in the four meetings of the International Society for Laser Surgery, the first of which was held in Tel Aviv in 1975 with an attendance of 65 and the last in Tokyo in 1981 with an attendance of 1200.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsA Carbon Dioxide Laser Surgery.- 1 The Carbon Dioxide Laser.- 2 The Sharplan Systems.- 2.1 Laser Attachments.- 2.2 Simplicity of Design.- 3 The Carbon Dioxide Laser in Practice.- 3.1 Operations in Which the Anticipated Blood Loss is Significant.- 3.2 Surgery Performed on Highly Vascular Areas of the Body.- 3.3 Extirpation of Highly Vascular Tumors.- 3.4 Surgery Performed on Patients with Bleeding Tendencies.- 3.5 Surgery in Malignant Disease.- 3.6 Operations Performed Through Highly Infected Tissue.- 3.7 Operations Performed on Organs Requiring Simultaneous Monitoring.- 3.8 Cavitational Surgery.- 3.9 Specific Tissues Best Incised by Means of the CO2 Laser.- 3.10 Precautions.- 3.11 Operations in Which the Anticipated Blood Loss is Significant.- 3.11.1 Breast Surgery.- 3.11.2 Palliative Surgery for Incurable Malignant Diseases.- 3.11.3 Neonatal Surgery.- 3.12 Surgery Performed on Highly Vascular Areas of the Body.- 3.12.1 Scalp Surgery.- 3.12.2 Tongue Surgery.- 3.12.3 Extirpation of Highly Vascular Tumors.- 3.13 Surgery for Malignant Diseases.- 3.13.1 Malignant Melanoma.- 3.13.2 Other Malignant Tumors.- 3.14 Operations Performed Through Highly Infected Tissues.- 3.15 Other Conditions Treated with the CO2 Laser.- 3.15.1 Neurofibromatosis.- 3.15.2 Lipomata.- 3.15.3 Leukoplakia.- 3.15.4 Condylomata Acuminata.- 3.15.5 Warts.- 3.15.6 Cavitational Surgery.- B The CO2 Laser in Dermatologic Surgery.- 1 Method of Treatment.- 1.1 Removal of Decorative Tattoos.- 2 Superficial Vascular Lesions.- 2.1 Telangiectasia.- 2.2 Cavernous Hemangioma.- 2.3 Senile Angiomas (De morgan’s spots).- 2.4 Strawberry Nevus.- 2.5 Angiokeratoma.- 2.6 Pyogenic Granuloma.- 2.7 Kaposi’s Sarcoma.- 2.8 Benign Cutaneous Lesions.- 2.9 Seborrheic Keratoses.- 2.10 Papillomatosis.- 2.11 Keratoacanthoma.- 2.12 Skin Appendages.- 2.13 Verrucae.- 2.14 Intradermal Nevi.- 2.15 Pigmented Nevi.- 2.16 Basal Cell Carcinoma.- 2.17 Juvenile Melanoma.- 2.18 Xanthelasma.- 2.19 The CO2 Laser in Oral Surgery.- 2.20 Neurofibromatosis.- 2.21 Leukoplakia.- 2.22 Computerized Laser Dermabrasion.- Publications on Laser Surgery.