Laser Neurosurgery

  • Leon Goldman

Abstract

Recently, workers in neurosurgery research have studied the effect of laser radiation in neural tissue. Interest in these studies evolved because the laser provided a new form of energy characterized by a precisely controlled beam with power density which could be accurately varied. Furthermore, the recent development of high repetitive rate, watercooled laser systems has been of unmistakable significance to this advance. As will be shown later in the chapter, low energy densities may be used to cause the desired and precise destruction in areas of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves which permits the use of relatively simple laser systems.

Keywords

Quartz Argon Assure Cavitation Stein 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon Goldman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laser Laboratories, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and Medical CenterUniversity of CincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Dermatoloty, College of MedicineUniversity of CincinnatiUSA

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