7 September 1994 SwiftLase: a new tool for laser-assisted uvula-palatoplasty and tonsil cryptolysis in the office
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Abstract
The `SwiftLase' CO2 laser flash-scanner technology for char-free ablation of tissue combined with a dedicated oral pharyngeal handpiece and a 30 W power CO2 laser provide an ideal tool for the performance of staged laser assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) and tonsil cryptolysis in the office. LAUP is virtually painless and enables the treatment of non apneic snoring problems in three to five 10 minute office sessions under local anesthesia. The addition of flexible CO2 laser fiber delivery systems extends the use of the office CO2 laser to nasal cavity procedures such as turbinate shrinking.
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Michael Slatkine, E. Zair, Y. P. Krespi, John R. Coleman, Yves-Victor Kamami, "SwiftLase: a new tool for laser-assisted uvula-palatoplasty and tonsil cryptolysis in the office", Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184930; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184930
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