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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 1984 Mar;13(1):127-130. Korean. Original Article.
Choi KS , Kim HJ .
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

The authors report our experiences with the use of Nd-YAG laser in extripation of selected intracranial tumors:5 Meningiomas, 1 Acoustic neurinoma, 1 Hemangioendothelioma and 1 Oligodendroglioma. The Nd-YAG laser is very helpful to coagulate the pathologic vessels. And because of it's excellent coagulation the Nd-YAG laser is particularly useful when applied in highly vascular tumor as well as in high contents of mesenchymal structures within the tumors.

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