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Laser surgery 

Laser surgery
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Laser surgery
Author(s):

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199584048.003.0029
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date: 22 September 2019

John Saddler

General principles 710

Safety aspects 712

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser light is an intense beam of energy capable of vaporising tissues. Lasers have numerous medical and surgical applications, but also create unique hazards to patients and staff....

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