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Endoscopic Combination Therapy Of Nd:YAG Laser In Conjunction With Conventional Treatments
Author(s): Sohtaro Suzuki; Jun Aoki; Yasubimi Shiina; Takeshi Miwa; Norio Daikuzono; Stephen N Joffe
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the possibilities of the clinical application of the contact method with various endoprobes, either alone or combination with other conventional treat ment such as endoscopic polypectomy, local injection therapy, intubation of prosthesis, radiation therapy and general chemotherapy. According to the type of lesions and the severity of the complicated diseases, endoscopic techniques were chosen and combined. It was generally recognized that all of the endoscopic treatments were not curative therapies but applied as local therapeutics. Therefore, during the management of high risk patients with GI cancer within the mucosa, contact endoscopic Nd:YAG laser therapy should be preferred to general surgery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945305
Show Author Affiliations
Sohtaro Suzuki, Tokai University (Japan)
Jun Aoki, Tokai University (Japan)
Yasubimi Shiina, Tokai University (Japan)
Takeshi Miwa, Tokai University (Japan)
Norio Daikuzono, Surgical Laser Technologies Japan Co. Ltd (Japan)
Stephen N Joffe, University of Cincinnati (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0907:
Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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