Laser division of intraluminal sutures

Demetrius H. Bagley, Edward Schultz, Michael J. Conlin

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    Abstract

    Neodymium:YAG and holmium:YAG lasers were used to remove intraluminal sutures from three patients. In two, the suture was in the bladder and had served as a nidus for stone formation. In the other, the suture was in the ureter. An in vitro study showed that the Nd:YAG laser could divide all types of suture readily, whereas the Ho:YAG laser could divide all materials except Gortex. These cases illustrate another application for lasers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)355-357
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Endourology
    Volume12
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1998

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    • Urology

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