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Title: Fiber optical improvements for a device used in laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery
Author: Hernandez Garcia, R.
Vazquez Mercado, L.
Garcia-Torales, G.
Flores, J.L.
Barcena-Soto, M.
Casillas Santana, N.
Casillas Santana, J.M.
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Hysterectomy removes uterus from patients suffering different pathologies. One of the most common techniques for performing it is the laparoscopically- assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). In the final stage of the procedure, surgeons face the need to unambiguously identify the vaginal cuff before uterus removal. The aim of this research is to adapt a local source of illumination to a polymer cup-like device adapted to a stainless steel shaft that surgeons nowadays use to manipulate the uterus in LAVH. Our proposal consists in implementing a set of optical fiber illuminators along the border of the cup-like device to illuminate the exact vaginal cupola, using an external light source. We present experimental results concerning temperature increases in quasi adiabatic conditions in cow meat under different light intensity illumination. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.
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