Principles of Laser Surgery

  • Victor A. Fasano


Lasers have provided the means to operate on tissue without mechanical contact thus reducing the manipulation of the surrounding healthy structures and the need for tissue retraction. The operative field is under constant vision without obstruction by solid instruments which are used much less in laser surgery. Hemostasis is improved and laser permits surgery in coagulopathies.


Laser Surgery Coagulative Necrosis Bipolar Coagulation Thermal Spreading Molecular Resonance 
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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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