Use of the carbon dioxide laser in an abdominoperineal resection for epidermoid anal carcinoma: A case report

Raphael Shafir*, Amiel Zweig, Sam Slutzki, Leo A. Bornstein

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Abstract

An abdominoperineal excision of the rectum was performed on a 52‐year‐old male who had epidermoid anal carcinoma. A steel scalpel was utilized for the abdominal component, but the entire perineal resection was accomplished with a carbon dioxide laser beam. We believe this to be the first reported case of an abdominoperineal resection using this new modality, which may become a useful and modern adjunct in extirpative surgery. The haemostatic effects of the laser were well demonstrated in our patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-566
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

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