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Argon vs. neodymium YAG laser photocoagulation of experimental canine gastric ulcers.

A neodymium YAG (Nd:YAG) laser was evaluated in a dog ulcer model used in the same manner as is recommended for bleeding patients (power 55 W, divergence angle 4 degrees, with CO2 gas-jet assistance). The experiments were performed during sterile laparotomy in heparinized dogs. Bleeding gastric ulcers were photocoagulated until bleeding stopped and then examined histologically 7 days later when depth of tissue injury was maximal. In the first series of experiments, the Nd:YAG laser was compared with the 7-W argon laser in the same dogs. Both lasers stopped bleeding from all experimental ulcers. The 55-W Nd:YAG laser caused full-thickness injury to the gastric wall beneath 11 of the 14 treated ulcers, whereas the 7-W argon laser caused no full-thickness injury beneath 14 treated ulcers. In a second series of experiments, we tried to determine whether varying exposure times with the 55-W Nd:YAG laser would make it less injurious; it did not. In a third series of experiments, the 55-W Nd:YAG laser was tested with and without CO2 gas-jet assistance in order to determine if this would affect the depth of injury; it did not. In the final series of experiments, the wattage of the Nd:YAG laser was varied to see if this would reduce depth of injury; lower wattage did not stop bleeding, and intermediate and higher wattages did stop bleeding but did not reduce depth of injury. We conclude that the 55-W Nd:YAG laser as it is currently used clinically produces deeper tissue damage than the argon laser in our animal model. This damage is not reduced by changes in power, duration of exposure, or the presence of gas-jet assistance.[1]


  1. Argon vs. neodymium YAG laser photocoagulation of experimental canine gastric ulcers. Silverstein, F.E., Protell, R.L., Gilbert, D.A., Gulacsik, C., Auth, D.C., Dennis, M.B., Rubin, C.E. Gastroenterology (1979) [Pubmed]
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