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Treatment of 65 patients with cholelithiasis by He-Ne laser acupoint irradiation
Author(s): Yong-Jun Hu
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Paper Abstract

The treatment of 65 patients with cholelithiasis by low power helium-neon laser irradiation on acu-points was studied. The results show that 51 of them started to discharge the gallstones within the duration of 6 to 15 laser irradiations, and 11 patients after more than 15 treatments. Two patients (3.1%) were fully cured, 42 (64.6%) markedly effective, 18 (27.7%) effective, and 3 (4.6%) failed. The total effective rate was 95.4%. By chemical analysis, the discharged gallstones were identified as calcium bilirubinate or mixed stones. Patients with stones smaller than 1 cm in diameter or stones made of calcium bilirubinate were more effectively treated than others. The He-Ne laser seems to be a useful treatment for some patients with cholelithiasis without surgical operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.137056
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Yong-Jun Hu, Sichuan Highway Staff and Workers Hospital (China)


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

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