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Contact laser surgery in laryngeal tumor management
Author(s): Marius S. Plouzhnikov; Oleg Konoplev; Levan Basiladze
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Paper Abstract

The data is presented referring to the details of contact YAG-Nd laser surgery technique under experimental and clinical conditions. Essentially, the contact method is compared with the effect of the scalpel in the surgeon's hands and biologically there is no tangible difference between the carbon dioxide laser and the YAG-Nd laser when the latter is applied in the contact manner. Laryngeal application of the laser contact technique proved to be very beneficial clinically. Tracheal puncture approach with jet ventilation of the lungs ensured absolute safety of the endoscopic laser operative procedure. On the basis of almost 300 operations it has been concluded that the laryngeal neoplasms (benign and T1 - T2 cancer) can be successfully treated in this manner.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169137
Show Author Affiliations
Marius S. Plouzhnikov, I.P. Pavlov Medical Institute (Russia)
Oleg Konoplev, I.P. Pavlov Medical Institute (Russia)
Levan Basiladze, I.P. Pavlov Medical Institute (Russia)

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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