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CO2 Microlaser Treatment For Post Operative Complication Following Radical Middle Ear Surgery
Author(s): Hisao Fujiwara
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Paper Abstract

It has been difficult to treat chronic otorrhea of post-operative complication following middle ear surgery. Low power CO2 microlaser surgery was applied in 14 cases of infectious chronic otorrher assocoated with radical mastoidectomy of middle ear cholesteatoma. Laser was irradiated at the low level from 1 to 5 watts by defocused beam.Otorrhea was completely stopped in 7 cases and remarkedly decreased in 6 cases. This treatment showed remarkable improvement of infectious region in the middle ear cavity and induced good reepithelization within 3 weeks without any operative complication. This results indicated low power CO2 laser treatment was very safe and usefull for removal infectious soft tissue as well as wound healing in the opened middle ear cavity compared with conventional treatment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952058
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Hisao Fujiwara, Nagasaki-Chuo National Hospital (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1066:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Norman R. Goldblatt; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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