Photoablation of Brain Tumor Tissue Using the Erbiumi:YAG and the Holmium:YAG Laser
Tissue ablation by laser radiation is a process with rapid heating, vaporization and high-pressure expansion of the radiated tissue. Explosive material removal is already known from the excimer lasers in the ultraviolet range. Laser radiation in the ultraviolet has a high photon energy, capable of molecular bond breaking. Therefore this radiation is considered to be mutagenic.
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