The Effects of Laser Smoke on the Lungs of Rats

  • M. S. Baggish
  • M. Elbakry
Conference paper

Abstract

Although laser surgery has gained increasing interest in gynecology during the past 10 years and a substantial volume of literature has been published in peer review journals regarding this modality of treatment, little data exists about the effects of the plume (vapor) by-products resulting from this surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine whether harmful effects might result if the vapor products of laser surgery were chronically inhaled.

Keywords

Dioxide Pneumonia Smoke Bronchiolitis 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Baggish
    • 1
  • M. Elbakry
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Obstetrics & GynecologyCrouse Irving Memorial HospitalSyracuseUSA

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