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Photoablation of Brain Tumor Tissue Using the Erbiumi:YAG and the Holmium:YAG Laser

  • E. Waidhauser
  • S. Enders
  • St. Hessel
  • E. Keiditsch
  • O. J. Beck
Conference paper

Abstract

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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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Waidhauser
    • 1
  • S. Enders
    • 2
  • St. Hessel
    • 3
  • E. Keiditsch
    • 2
  • O. J. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Klinik, Klinikum GrosshadernLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchen 70Germany
  2. 2.Institut für PathologieKrankenhaus BogenhausenMünchen 83Germany
  3. 3.ApplikationsforschungMBB-MedizintechnikMünchen 80Germany

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