American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Surgical coagulation of tissue by means of intense light energy, such as a laser beam, performed to destroy abnormal tissues or to form adhesive scars, especially in ophthalmology.
- n. medicine A surgical procedure in which a tumour, or diseased retinal tissue, is destroyed by using a laser
- n. surgical procedure that uses an intense laser beam to destroy diseased retinal tissue or to make a scar that will hold the retina in cases of detached retina
“Minimally invasive fetal surgery including fetoscopic laser photocoagulation, radio frequency ablation and/or bipolar cord coagulation, and thoracoamniotic and vesicoamniotic shunting”
“Because of the progression of findings characteristic of twin-twin transfusion syndrome despite amnioreduction therapy, she was offered selective laser photocoagulation treatment.”
“Selective laser photocoagulation of placental communicating vessels”
“The family was counseled about management options that included selective laser photocoagulation therapy for selective bipolar umbilical cord cauterization given the high likelihood of death in the recipient fetus.”
“The only treatment that addresses the underlying cause of the disease and has been shown to reduce the neurologic morbidity of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is fetoscopic laser photocoagulation of communicating inter-twin vessels across the surface of the placenta.”
“While selective laser photocoagulation therapy could separate the vascular communications that linked the fates of the two fetuses should one twin die, such therapy would place the donor twin at increased risk for poor outcome due to placental insufficiency given that donor twins almost inevitably have a much smaller portion of placental mass than their larger, recipient co-twin.”
“Crombleholme TM, Shera D, Lee H, Johnson MP, D'Alson M, Porter F, Chyu J, SIlver R et al. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome.”
“They would pay for retinal photocoagulation in diabetic patients but not for unrelated refraction pursuant to prescribing eyeglasses.”
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