The possibility to operate within brain without any contact with the tissue is generally considered one of the main advantages of the laser which is particularly important in small deep-seated lesions to limit side effects on adjacent healthy tissue.


Contact Cutting Quartz Fiber Adjacent Healthy Tissue Contact Laser Optical Quartz Fiber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor A. Fasano
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  1. 1.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of TurinItaly

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