Acta Cirurgica Brasileira
versão On-line ISSN 1678-2674
TATARUNAS, Angélica Cecília; MATERA, Julia Maria e DAGLI, Maria Lucia Zaidan. Estudo clínico e anatomopatológico da cicatrização cutânea no gato doméstico: utilização do laser de baixa potência GaAs (904 nm). Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 1998, vol.13, n.2 ISSN 1678-2674. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-86501998000200004.
This research evaluates the action of the Galium Arsenide laser (904 nm) in feline cutaneous surgical wounds. We used 63 animals divided in 3 groups: A - radiated with 4J/cm2 , B - radiated with 2J/cm2 and C - control, not radiated. The aplication of the laser was accomplished in only one session in the immediate pos-operative procedures just after elective ovariohisterectomy. The macroscopical and microscopical analyses (Hematoxilin and Eosin) of the skin were performed in 2, 4, 8 and 15 days pos-operatively. As result we obtained clinical and microscopical increase in the radiated wounds compared with control group and the energy densitie 2J/cm2 was more efficient than 4J/cm2 . Therefore we believe that the laser device can be used as coadjuvant in the healing process of skin wounds, in addition to optimizing the evolution of first intention post-surgery skin wounds in the studied species and circunstances.
Palavras-chave : Healing; Laser; Skin; Domestic cat. GaAs (Galium Arsenide).