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Clinical application of the Nd-YAG and Ho-YAG lasers in otolaryngology: head and neck surgery
Author(s): Andrzej Kukwa; Marek P. Tulibacki; Katarzyna Dudziec; Piotr Wojtowicz
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Paper Abstract

The authors present their clinical experience regarding the possibilities of application of Nd:YAG and Ho:YAG lasers for the treatment of disorders in the area of the upper respiratory tract sinuses and ears. This technique makes it possible to perform a number of procedures in local anesthesia which considerably improves the economic effectiveness of the treatment. In case of the Nd:YAG laser they have also utilized the effect of deep coagulation of the soft tissues, whereas the Ho:YAG laser energy was applied for the surgery of bone tissue. The surgeries performed using laser beam enabled very good effect of treatment. They are competitive compared wit the methods used by traditional surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3188, Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292844
Show Author Affiliations
Andrzej Kukwa, Warsaw Academy of Medicine (Poland) and Polish Academy of Science (Poland)
Marek P. Tulibacki, Warsaw Academy of Medicine (Poland)
Katarzyna Dudziec, Warsaw Academy of Medicine (Poland)
Piotr Wojtowicz, Warsaw Academy of Medicine (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3188:
Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology
Wieslaw Wolinski; Alfreda Graczyk, Editor(s)

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