Preliminary experiments of possible uses in medicine of novel plastic hollow fibers for transmission of CO2 radiation

Isaac Kaplan, Shamai Giler, Jacob Dror, Israel Gannot, Nathan Croitoru

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Abstract

Plastic hollow fibers for the transmission of CO2 laser energy in curved paths were produced by plating the inner surface of plastic tubes with a metal film and dielectric film upon that. These fibers can transmit high power, up to 40 W at the outlet, with high transmission yield even through several bendings. To demonstrate a possible use of the fibers, they were checked for their influence on live tissues of dogs. Incisions were made in the liver, and ulcers in the dogs' stomachs were treated. The fibers were inserted into the stomach through the esophagus. Complete healing was observed after 4 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CO laser hollow fibers
  • infrared radiation delivery
  • internal operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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