19 January 1998 Therapeutic benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser on single-site HPV lesions in the lower female genital tract
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Abstract
Numerous studies have shown contradictory variable percentages of recurrent HPV lesions, after various therapies. The present study therefore evaluates the effectiveness of CO2 laser vaporization in the treatment of single-site HPV lesions of the lower female genital tract in order to confirm the conviction that physical therapy alone, in agreement with some findings reported in the literature, is capable of guaranteeing a high cure rate in selected patients. From January 1995 to June 1996, seventy- five female patients were treated with CO2 laser vaporization for single-site genital HPV lesions, some of which were associated with low-grade intra-epithelial neoplasia. The success rate after 12 months proved to be 97%. The pre-existing clinical symptoms disappeared in all the patients treated. No complication in the vaporization procedure was encountered.
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Giovanni Urru, Gianfranco Moretti, "Therapeutic benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2) laser on single-site HPV lesions in the lower female genital tract", Proc. SPIE 3193, Photothermal Therapies in Medicine, (19 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300841; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300841
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