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Laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy in treatment of recurrent nodular goiter and thyroid cancer
Author(s): Oleg V. Seliverstov; Valeriy A. Privalov; Alexander V. Lappa; A. K. Demidov; Alexey B. Faizrakhmanov; Nicolay N. Yarovoy
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Paper Abstract

Laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy was performed in 29 patients with recurrent nodular and multinodular goiter, and in 3 patients with recurrent inoperable thyroid cancer. There were used transcutaneous puncture under ultrasonic control, diode lasers with wavelength 805, 980, and 1060 nm, quartz monofibers, special computerized thermometer with microthermocouples. Disappearance or significant reduction of nodes in the most goiter cases, and regress of tumor in the cancer cases were marked during observation period (0.5 - 2.5 years).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4433, Laser-Tissue Interactions, Therapeutic Applications, and Photodynamic Therapy, (26 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.446523
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg V. Seliverstov, Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Valeriy A. Privalov, Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Alexander V. Lappa, Chelyabinsk State Institute of Laser Surgery and Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
A. K. Demidov, Chelyabinsk Municipal Clinical Hospital No. 1 (Russia)
Alexey B. Faizrakhmanov, Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Nicolay N. Yarovoy, Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4433:
Laser-Tissue Interactions, Therapeutic Applications, and Photodynamic Therapy
Reginald Birngruber; Hubert van den Bergh, Editor(s)

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