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Laser therapy vs. routine surgical therapy in the treatment of nasal polyps
Author(s): Baoquan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We treated 102 cases of polyps of the nasal cavity and nasal sinuses with Nd:YAG laser surgery or routine surgical removal between January 1987 and August 1988. During a follow up period of 18 - 36 months, the postoperative recurrent rates were 40.6% (24/54) and 66.6% (32/48), respectively, for the laser surgery group and the routine surgical removal group. Laser therapy of nasal polyps has the advantage of less bleeding, no postoperative packing of the nose needed, and lower postoperative recurrence rates. It seems laser surgery may be better than surgical removal alone in the treatment of nasal polyps.

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Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136963
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Baoquan Zhang, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (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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