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    Junseok Bae, Sang-Ho Lee, editors.
    Summary: This book describes and illustrates state-of-the-art techniques in laser spine surgery. Laser technology has revolutionized surgeries in many specialties to perform minimally invasive and cutting-edge procedures. Recent advances in spinal surgery have led to the increasingly widespread use of minimally invasive techniques based on endoscopy and microscopy. Nevertheless, the application of laser in the context of spinal surgery remains less well known, and the aim of this book is to present practical usage of laser in spine surgery to our readers. A wide variety of minimally invasive approaches to spine surgery using CO2, Ho: YAG, and Nd: YAG lasers are presented in detail, with a discussion of equipment and specific recommendations on laser settings. Care has been taken to ensure that the content is faithful to the fundamental principles of spine surgery and evidence-based medicine. The book will be an essential resource for all who use or are intending to use lasers in spine surgery.

    Contents:
    Intro
    Preface
    Contents
    1: Evolution of Spine Surgery as a Request of Endoscopic and Microscopic Laser to Technology
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Summary
    References
    2: Physics and General Principle of Spinal Laser
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Basic Laser Physics
    2.3 The Utility of Laser Application in Spinal Surgery
    2.4 The Principle of the Laser in the Treatment of PLDD
    2.5 CO2 Laser
    2.6 Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) Laser
    2.7 Neodymium-Doped YAG (Nd:YAG) Laser
    2.8 Summary
    References
    3: Setting Up Lasers in Spine Surgery 3.1 General Operating Room Layout
    3.2 Laser Spine Surgery Equipment
    3.3 Positioning
    3.4 Laser Machine
    4: Anesthetic Consideration of the Laser Spine Surgery
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Anesthetic Considerations for General Anesthesia
    4.2.1 Monitoring
    4.2.2 Induction
    4.2.3 Positioning
    4.2.4 Airway Management
    4.2.5 Maintenance
    4.2.6 Transfusion Management
    4.2.7 Extubation
    4.2.8 Postoperative Care
    4.2.9 Postoperative Complications
    4.3 Awakened Sedation
    References 5: Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Paramedian Disc Herniation with Ho:Yag Laser
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Indication
    5.3 Surgical Technique
    5.3.1 Anesthesia and Position
    5.3.2 Special Surgical Instrument
    5.3.3 Surgical Step
    5.4 Literature Review
    5.5 Postoperative Consideration
    References
    6: Transforaminal Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Foraminal Disc Herniation with Ho:Yag Laser
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Indications
    6.2.1 Surgical Technique
    References
    7: Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminotomy with Ho:Yag Laser
    7.1 Introduction 7.2 Indications
    7.3 Surgical Procedure
    7.4 Role of Ho:Yag Laser in Endoscopic Foraminotomy
    7.5 Case Illustration
    7.5.1 Case 1
    7.5.2 Case 2
    7.6 Summary
    References
    8: Microscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Paramedian Disc Herniation with CO2 Laser
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Indications
    8.3 Surgical Technique
    8.4 Postoperative Consideration
    8.5 Case Illustration
    8.6 Summary
    References
    9: Discectomy of Calcified Disc Herniation Using CO2 Laser
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Surgical Technique
    9.3 Conclusion
    References 10: Microscopic Lumbar Discectomy for Foraminal and Extraforaminal Disc Herniation Using CO2 Laser
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Indications
    10.3 Surgical Technique
    10.3.1 L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, and L4-L5
    10.3.2 L5-S1
    10.4 Case Illustration
    10.5 Summary
    References
    11: Transforaminal Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy with Ho:Yag Laser
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Indications
    11.3 Surgical Technique
    11.4 Postoperative Consideration
    11.5 Case Illustration
    11.5.1 Case 1
    11.6 Summary
    References
    Digital Access Springer 2021