5 March 1993 Laser therapy vs. routine surgical therapy in the treatment of nasal polyps
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Proceedings Volume 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.136963
Event: International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, 1991, Beijing, China
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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Baoquan Zhang, Baoquan Zhang, } "Laser therapy vs. routine surgical therapy in the treatment of nasal polyps", Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136963; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.136963
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