The Argon Laser and Its Application in Neurological Surgery
Although the argon (Ar) ion laser has been available for many years and has been widely used in ophthalmology and dermatology, its use in neurological surgery has been limited. The recent availabihty of high powered Ar lasers that can rapidly vaporize tissue, transmit light through fiberoptic delivery systems, and have variable and small spot diameters has allowed us to use the laser beneficially for a variety of neurosurgical procedures.
KeywordsArgon Laser High Power Density Spinal Cord Tumor Neurological Surgery Dorsal Root Entry Zone
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