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Application of YAG laser in rhinolaryngology
Author(s): Sun-Chang Mu
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, there has been great development in the area of applying laser technique in the field of otorhinolaryngology. The application of Nd;YAG operating apparatus, the fiber that carries light, has opened up a new dimension of treating some diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. YAG laser is especially suitable for use in deep canal or cavity of the ear, nose, and throat because of the following features: good heat conductivity, easy power adjustment, highly concentrated energy, strong penetrating ability, good hemostasis, excellent coagulation and vaporization. YAG laser can be combined with the use of rhinolaryngeal fiberscope because the fiber optics are flexible due to their very small fibers. We treated 501 cases of nose and throat diseases using YAG laser from 1988 - 1990, and the results were satisfactory. The applicance of laser in rhinolaryngology is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136950
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Sun-Chang Mu, Sha Shi Second Hospital (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1616:
International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine
Junheng Li M.D., Editor(s)

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