[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, f8-9, January 1, 1996]
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PubMed
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The role of laser in the laparascopic treatment of gynecologic pathologies

A Babaknia

Women's Health Institute of California, 1 San Sebastian, New Port Beach, CA 92660

Received 08/01/95; Accepted 08/15/95; On-line 1/1/96

Video legend: Laparoscopic appearance of the neon laser. The CO2 laser is not visible to the human eye. Therefore, the neon laser is used to localize the CO2 laser. Neon laser is seen as a bright red beam. (Quicktime movie:330 Kb)

Video legend: Laparoscopic view of the CO2 laser lysis of peritubal adhesion. The video segment initially shows the peritubal adhesion. Subsequent frames show the lysis of the adhesions by CO2 laser. (Quicktime movie:798 Kb)

Video legend: Laparoscopic view of the CO2 laser lysis of the uterine adhesion. The video segment initially shows the uterine adhesion. Subsequent frames show the lysis of the adhesion by CO2 laser. (Quicktime movie:1.04 Mb)

Video legend: Laparoscopic view of CO2 laser treatment of tubal pregnancy. Initially, the segment of fallopian tube with ectopic pregnancy is visualized. Subsequently, a longitudinal incision is made along the fallopian tube by the CO2 laser beam. Then, the products of conception are removed from the fallopian tube (the tubal pregnancies can not lead to a viable delivery. If not treated in a timely manner, ectopic pregnancy is a serious medical condition that is potentially fatal). The video segment finally demonstrates the incision site. (Quicktime movie:990 Kb)

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