laser vaporization

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laser vaporization

The resection of tissue by converting it to gas with laser energy.
See also: vaporization
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Now, British researchers report that laser ablation and surgery appear to be better options than ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy.
Recent improvements in laser ablation have narrowed the gap.
In applications where there is significant risk of mobile material as a result of high-power laser ablation, debris shields protect the final high precision lens that focuses laser energy onto the targets.
Dr Tisdall said: "Carried out successfully, laser ablation aims to treat the cause of epilepsy in a patient, thereby stopping seizures.
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DALLAS -- The use of C[O.sub.2] laser ablation guided by reflectance confocal microscopy is an effective, minimally invasive treatment for superficial and early nodular basal cell carcinoma (BCC), according to results from an ongoing study.