Nanoshell assisted laser soldering of vascular tissue

Schöni, Daniel S; Bogni, Serge; Bregy, Amadé; Wirth, Amina; Raabe, Andreas; Vajtai, Istvan; Pieles, Uwe; Reinert, Michael; Frenz, Martin (2011). Nanoshell assisted laser soldering of vascular tissue. Lasers in surgery and medicine, 43(10), pp. 975-83. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/lsm.21140

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Laser tissue soldering (LTS) is a promising technique for tissue fusion but is limited by the lack of reproducibility particularly when the amount of indocyanine green (ICG) applied as energy absorber cannot be controlled during the soldering procedure. Nanotechnology enables the control over the quantitative binding of the ICG. The aim of this study was to establish a highly reproducible and strong tissue fusion using ICG packed nanoshells. By including the chromophore in the soldering scaffold, dilution of the energy absorber during the soldering procedure is prevented. The feasibility of this novel nanoshell soldering technique was studied by assessing the local heating of the area and tensile strength of the resulting fused tissue.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology

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Bogni, Serge; Raabe, Andreas; Vajtai, Istvan; Reinert, Michael and Frenz, Martin








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04 Oct 2013 14:18

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