Mechanisms of healing in the injured lung treated with the Nd-YAG laser.


Journal Article

An experimental study was done to evaluate the pattern of healing after sealing an incision in the pulmonary parenchyma with the Nd-YAG laser. Gross and histologic examinations of healing were compared with those of lung cauterized or sutured with chronic catgut. The results indicate that the use of the Nd-YAG laser to seal small vessels and air leaks has distinct advantages over cautery or suture closure of incisions in pulmonary tissue.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cole, PH; Wolfe, WG

Published Date

  • 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 574 - 580

PubMed ID

  • 3553791

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3553791

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-8092

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lsm.1900060618


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States