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Laser therapy for metal-hymenal deformity (Abstract Only)
Author(s): Gui-Fang Zhu; Yi-Feng Wang
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Paper Abstract

Meatal-hymenal deformity is a predisposing cause of the lower urological tract infection in females which is usually followed by sexual activity, menstruation or vaginitis. The urethral external orifice is usually narrowed owing to the deforming meatal-hymen. Morphologically, meatal-hymenal deformity is classified into volcanic hymen and valvular hymen. Since May of 1985, 1 32 cases of meatal-hymenal deformity were treated with CO2 Laser at a wavelength of 10.6 urn and at an output power of 20 w. A wedgeshape incision was made above the urethral external orifice accompanied by regional hymen vaporization at the bottom or on both side. Periodic expansion of urethra and lavation with 1/2000 bromo-geramine solution followed. The value of the method is simple in operation, without complication, not necessary to be in charge and with a satisfying healing rate of 97%. In this study, we discuss the pathological changes causing the lower urological tract infection in females, the operating methods, theory and advantages of CO2 Laser therapy. Keywords: CO2 Laser; Meatal-hymenal deformit

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Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 3344, 1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330137
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Gui-Fang Zhu, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital/Sun Yat-Sen Univ. of Medical Science (China)
Yi-Feng Wang, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital/Sun Yat-Sen Univ. of Medical Science (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3344:
1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery
Jing Zhu, Editor(s)

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