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Holmium:YAG laser-assisted otolaryngologic surgery: Lahey Clinic experience
Author(s): Stanley M. Shapshay; Elie E. Rebeiz; Michail M. Pankratov
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Paper Abstract

The Holmium:YAG laser was used to assist in 36 rhinologic procedures including surgery for chronic sinus disease, chronic dacryocystitis, recurrent choanal stenosis, and a sphenoid sinus mucocele. There were no laser related complications. The laser permitted controlled ablation of bone and soft tissue in all cases with satisfactory results. The Ho:YAG laser can be used in otolaryngology to assist in cases where surgical access is difficult or when controlled, precise bone and soft tissue ablation is necessary.

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Date Published: 1 July 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1876, Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding, (1 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147036
Show Author Affiliations
Stanley M. Shapshay, Boston Univ. School of Medicine (United States)
Elie E. Rebeiz, Lahey Clinic Medical Ctr. (United States)
Michail M. Pankratov, Lahey Clinic Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1876:
Lasers in Otolaryngology, Dermatology, and Tissue Welding
R. Rox Anderson; Lawrence S. Bass; Stanley M. Shapshay; John V. White; Rodney A. White, Editor(s)

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