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Laser reshaping of nasal septum cartilage: clinical results for 40 patients
Author(s): Emil N. Sobol; Alexander P. Sviridov; Victor N. Bagratashvili; Alexander I. Omelchenko; Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov; Anatoliy B. Shekhter; Valeriy M. Svistushkin; Alexander N. Shinaev
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Paper Abstract

Clinical results on sparing laser reshaping of nasal septum cartilage are reported for the first time. Forty patients have been treated with holmium laser to correct a deformed cartilage. The laser reshaping is a bloodless, painless procedure which takes few minutes to straighten nasal septum. The stability of the new shape and possible side effects have been examined during twelve months. The headache and other negative symptoms have disappeared, as a result of laser treatment for the most of patients. Rhinoscopic examination show an excellent long-term reshaping effects for nasal septum of 23 patients, and, also, good results for other 12 patients. For 5 patients only a little effect takes place. Our rhinomanometric examinations demonstrate a pronounced improvement of the breathing for 35 patients. No visible undesirable side effects were observed for all patients underwent to laser reshaping procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3907, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X, (17 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386265
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Emil N. Sobol, Institute for Lasers and Information Technology (Russia)
Alexander P. Sviridov, Institute for Lasers and Information Technology (Russia)
Victor N. Bagratashvili, Institute for Lasers and Information Technology (Russia)
Alexander I. Omelchenko, Institute for Lasers and Information Technology (Russia)
Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov, Sechenov Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Anatoliy B. Shekhter, Sechenov Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Valeriy M. Svistushkin, Sechenov Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Alexander N. Shinaev, Sechenov Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3907:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems X
R. Rox Anderson; Kenton W. Gregory; Eugene A. Trowers; David S. Robinson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lou Reinisch; Reza S. Malek; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Lloyd P. Tate; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Timothy A. Woodward; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; George M. Peavy; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; George M. Peavy; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lou Reinisch; David S. Robinson; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; Timothy A. Woodward, Editor(s)

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