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Shires CB et al. “Management of suprastomal tracheal fibroma: Introduction of a new technique and comparison with other techniques.” Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jan 73(1):67-72.
Suprastomal tracheal granuloma/fibroma (SSTGF) is a common cause of failure to decannulate following pediatric tracheostomy. A hollow core guide fiber for the CO(2) laser has been developed that can be advanced to better approximate targeted tissues and minimize thermal spread using a near-contact method. Click here for link.
Moberly AC, Halum SL. Patient tolerance of the flexible CO2 laser versus the 585-nm pulsed-dye laser for office-based laryngeal surgery. COSM 2008 Presentation
Moberly AC, Halum SL. Patient tolerance of the flexible CO2 laser versus the 585-nm pulsed-dye laser for office-based laryngeal surgery. COSM 2008 Presentation. Click to view PDF.
Jacobson AS et al. Emerging technology: Flexible CO2 laser WaveGuide, Otolaryngol–Head & Neck Surg. 2006;135:469-470
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for link.
Torres D et al. OmniGuide Photonic Bandgap Fibers for flexible Delivery of CO2 Laser Energy for Laryngeal and Airway Surgery. Proceedings of the SPIE,2005;5686:310-321
The CO2 laser is the most widely used laser in laryngology, offering very precise cutting, predictable depth of penetration, and minimal collateral damage due to the efficient absorption of CO2 laser by water. Surgical applications of CO2 laser in microlaryngoscopy include removal of benign lesions and early-stage laryngeal cancer. Click here for link.
Long used in a number of medical specialties, lasers offer a minimally invasive way to treat a variety of benign and malignant conditions. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is one of the first areas of surgery to successfully employ a number of types of lasers for medical and cosmetic purposes. Click here for link.