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Clinical observation of laser treatment of cholelithiasis in 105 cases
Author(s): Guang-hua Wang; Xi-rong Gu; Bin-jun Chen; Guo-pin Xia
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the results of non-operative therapy for cholelithiasis in 105 cases using He-Ne laser lithotripsy and a high fat diet, as well as Chinese and Western medicine. There were 32 male and 73 female patients ages 11 - 67 years (with an average of 41.2 years). All cases were confirmed by either B mode sonography or cholangiography. This paper presents the technique of treatment, its indications, contraindications, and therapeutic results. The results reveal a cure rate of 20% (21/105), satisfactory in 72.4% (76/105), and failed in 7.6% (8/105). Successful passage of gallstones was found in 92.4% and 52 samples of gallstones were examined qualitatively. The results show that He-Ne laser irradiation in the treatment of cholelithiasis is associated with neither pain, side-effect, nor cross infection, and is readily accepted by the patients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136952
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Guang-hua Wang, Dispensary of Shangyu County Motor Transport Co. (China)
Xi-rong Gu, People's Hospital of Zhejiang (China)
Bin-jun Chen, Zhejiang Medical Univ. (China)
Guo-pin Xia, Zhejiang Medical Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1616:
International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine
Junheng Li M.D., Editor(s)

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