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Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer - BBC News
 

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer - BBC News

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Lasers that spot whether tissue is healthy or cancerous is being tested.
 
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7 Feb 2017 - General
 
This is an exciting technology. However, contrary to what the article says, there is a similar technology that is already being utilized by neurosurgeons. In our institute, we utilize the Pentero microscope together with the fluoroscein dye 5-amino levulinic acid in order to identify malignant cells in high grade gliomas. This is done in real-time, during the operation. Upon dye injection, residual tissue containing malignant cells light up under the microscope. The only downside to this is the ...
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