Thoracoscopic laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax

K. Sensaki, Tsunenori Arai, K. Takagi, K. Kase, T. Ogata, M. Kikuchi, S. Tanaka

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As a thoracoscopic treatment for spontaneous pneumothorax, electrocautery has been mainly used. But contact type electrocautery has a risk of perforation of blebs. We adopted carbon monoxide laser (wave length 5.4 microns) and good coagulation shrinkage of blebs could be obtained by non-contact irradiation. CO laser was delivered by As-S glass fiber and power of fiber tip was 2-4 W. Compared with Nd-YAG laser (wavelength 1.06 microns), CO laser showed lower risk of perforation of blebs. Thoracoscopic CO laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs proved to be a important method of treatment for patient of spontaneous pneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Laser Coagulation
Pneumothorax
Carbon Monoxide
Blister
Electrocoagulation
Lasers
Solid-State Lasers
Therapeutics

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Sensaki, K., Arai, T., Takagi, K., Kase, K., Ogata, T., Kikuchi, M., & Tanaka, S. (1992). Thoracoscopic laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, 45(1), 70-74.

Thoracoscopic laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. / Sensaki, K.; Arai, Tsunenori; Takagi, K.; Kase, K.; Ogata, T.; Kikuchi, M.; Tanaka, S.

In: Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, Vol. 45, No. 1, 01.1992, p. 70-74.

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Sensaki, K, Arai, T, Takagi, K, Kase, K, Ogata, T, Kikuchi, M & Tanaka, S 1992, 'Thoracoscopic laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax', Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery, vol. 45, no. 1, pp. 70-74.
Sensaki, K. ; Arai, Tsunenori ; Takagi, K. ; Kase, K. ; Ogata, T. ; Kikuchi, M. ; Tanaka, S. / Thoracoscopic laser coagulation shrinkage of blebs in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. In: Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 45, No. 1. pp. 70-74.
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