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Review of treatment of upper airway obstruction caused by various masses both malignant and nonmalignant in the horse using transendoscopic Nd:YAG laser application for treatment
Author(s): Lloyd P. Tate; Edwina D. E. Little
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Paper Abstract

A computer search and review of surgery logs, laser logs and case records was conducted to determine the number of horses that were presented and treated for upper respiratory abnormalities. This report concentrated on equine cases that had malignant and nonmalignant disease and whether the use of a laser affected the outcome. The report concluded that neoplastic or malignant cases were presented late in the course of the disease to be successfully treated but their demographics were helpful in distinguishing them from nonmalignant cases that had similar endoscopic findings and clinical signs. Having laser capability for treatment of nonmalignant diseases improved the success rate achieved with some diseases and influenced the selection of treatment, conventional surgery versus standing transendoscopic laser irradiation of the lesions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240004
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Lloyd P. Tate, North Carolina State Univ. College of Veterinary Medicine (United States)
Edwina D. E. Little, Stars and Bars Equine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Graham M. Watson; R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott; Reza S. Malek; Rodney A. White; Lloyd P. Tate; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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