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Low-reactive-level laser treatment in facial paralysis
Author(s): Aldo Brugnera; Thereza C.C.G.P. Ladalardo; Elisangela Bologna; Ana Eliza Castanho Garrini; Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro; Roberto Augusto de Carvalho Campos
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Paper Abstract

This study was carried out with a 41-year-old female patient with facial paralysis as a consequence of facial nerve injury during neurosurgery. Low-reactive level laser treatment (LLLT) with a diode laser of 830 nm, 40 mw, continuous wave, spot area 3 mm2, was applied twice a week for 2 weeks, then 1 weekly session following up to 30 sessions, resulting in about 80% improvement of the motor activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3910, Lasers in Dentistry VI, (24 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380809
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Aldo Brugnera, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Thereza C.C.G.P. Ladalardo, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Elisangela Bologna, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Ana Eliza Castanho Garrini, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Roberto Augusto de Carvalho Campos, Univ. Federal de Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3910:
Lasers in Dentistry VI
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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