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Functional and electrophysiological evaluation of the effect of laser therapy in the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis
Author(s): Thereza C.C.G.P. Ladalardo; Aldo Brugnera; Marcia Takamoto; Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro; Roberto Augusto de Carvalho Campos; Ana Eliza Castanho Garrini; Elisangela D. Bologna; Flavio Settanni
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Paper Abstract

This clinical case report relates to a total of 4 patients, carriers of idiopathic facial paralysis, treated with Low Level Laser Therapy using a Gallium-Aluminum-Arsenide diode laser of 780 nm, 50 mW, continuous wave emission, spot size 3 mm2 and total dosage of 20 joules per session distributed to the peripheral trajectory of the injured nerve in a point by point contact mode. Altogether 24 treatment sessions were performed in a period of 12 consecutive weeks twice a week All treated patients presented recovery signs from the initial degree of paralysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4249, Lasers in Dentistry VII, (27 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424489
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Thereza C.C.G.P. Ladalardo, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco and Univ. Federal de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Aldo Brugnera, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco and Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Marcia Takamoto, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Univ. Federal da Bahia (Brazil)
Roberto Augusto de Carvalho Campos, Univ. Federal de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Ana Eliza Castanho Garrini, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Elisangela D. Bologna, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Flavio Settanni, Univ. Federal de Sao Paulo (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4249:
Lasers in Dentistry VII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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