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Carbon dioxide laser delivery systems in functional paranasal sinus surgery
Author(s): Karl Hoermann; Norbert Stasche; Antonio Baker-Schreyer; Matthias Christ; Paul Goedert; Hans-Jochen Foth
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Paper Abstract

In a limited series of patients, different types of delivery systems for the carbon dioxide laser were evaluated for their clinical efficiency and practicability. The spectrum of disease submitted to laser surgery ranged from recurrent paranasal sinus polyposis to M. Osler. The systems used were an operation microscope with micromanipulator, a handpiece, two rigid, tubular waveguides and one recently developed flexible waveguide. The characteristics of each instrument are discussed, and so are the indications for endonasal laser surgery.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169135
Show Author Affiliations
Karl Hoermann, Univ. of Mannheim (Germany)
Norbert Stasche, Klinikum Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Antonio Baker-Schreyer, Univ. of Mannheim (Germany)
Matthias Christ, Kaiserlslautern Univ. (Germany)
Paul Goedert, Kaiserlslautern Univ. (Germany)
Hans-Jochen Foth, Kaiserslautern Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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