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Review of laser fibers: a practical guide for urologists.

Review of laser fibers: a practical guide for urologists. Holmium:YAG lithotripsy requires transmission of optical energy using laser fibers. Optical fibers may be subjected to severe angular deflection and bending during flexible nephroscopy or flexible ureteronephroscopy. Irradiation of a deflected fiber in a tight bending radius may produce fiber failure and consequent irradiation of the ureteroscope, with risk of instrument damage and patient injury. We review the physics and engineering aspects of optical fibers to explain why fibers fail. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of endourology Pubmed

Review of laser fibers: a practical guide for urologists.

Journal of endourology , Volume 18 (9): 12 – Feb 22, 2005

Review of laser fibers: a practical guide for urologists.


Abstract

Holmium:YAG lithotripsy requires transmission of optical energy using laser fibers. Optical fibers may be subjected to severe angular deflection and bending during flexible nephroscopy or flexible ureteronephroscopy. Irradiation of a deflected fiber in a tight bending radius may produce fiber failure and consequent irradiation of the ureteroscope, with risk of instrument damage and patient injury. We review the physics and engineering aspects of optical fibers to explain why fibers fail.

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ISSN
0892-7790
DOI
10.1089/end.2004.18.818
pmid
15659912

Abstract

Holmium:YAG lithotripsy requires transmission of optical energy using laser fibers. Optical fibers may be subjected to severe angular deflection and bending during flexible nephroscopy or flexible ureteronephroscopy. Irradiation of a deflected fiber in a tight bending radius may produce fiber failure and consequent irradiation of the ureteroscope, with risk of instrument damage and patient injury. We review the physics and engineering aspects of optical fibers to explain why fibers fail.

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Journal of endourologyPubmed

Published: Feb 22, 2005

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