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Endoscopic laser surgery for subglottic and tracheal stenosis
Author(s): Tetsuzo Inouye; Tetsuya Tanabe; Manabu Nakanoboh; Yukio Ohmae; Masami Ogura
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Paper Abstract

Seventeen patients with subglottic or tracheal stenosis were treated with laser surgery. Six patients had airway compromise caused by malignant tumors. Sixteen patients required emergency endolaryngeal laser surgery, and satisfactory results were achieved in 12 obtaining an adequate lumen for ventilation. Five patients with airway tumors underwent laser surgery to increase the airway lumen, however, only one patient showed excellent results, with a sufficient airway lumen not being obtained in the other. Airway obstructions due to tumors can be treated satisfactorily by laser surgery, although long term postoperative follow up confirmed recurrence of tumor in most cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209076
Show Author Affiliations
Tetsuzo Inouye, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Tetsuya Tanabe, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Manabu Nakanoboh, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Yukio Ohmae, National Defense Medical College (Japan)
Masami Ogura, National Defense Medical College (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2395:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V
R. Rox Anderson; Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Douglas E. Johnson; Stanley M. Shapshay; Michail M. Pankratov; George S. Abela; Lawrence S. Bass; John V. White; Rodney A. White; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate; C. Thomas Vangsness, Editor(s)

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