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15 June 1988 Endoscopic Combination Therapy Of Nd:YAG Laser In Conjunction With Conventional Treatments
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Proceedings Volume 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945305
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
In this paper, we discuss the possibilities of the clinical application of the contact method with various endoprobes, either alone or combination with other conventional treat ment such as endoscopic polypectomy, local injection therapy, intubation of prosthesis, radiation therapy and general chemotherapy. According to the type of lesions and the severity of the complicated diseases, endoscopic techniques were chosen and combined. It was generally recognized that all of the endoscopic treatments were not curative therapies but applied as local therapeutics. Therefore, during the management of high risk patients with GI cancer within the mucosa, contact endoscopic Nd:YAG laser therapy should be preferred to general surgery.
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Sohtaro Suzuki, Jun Aoki, Yasubimi Shiina, Takeshi Miwa, Norio Daikuzono, and Stephen N Joffe "Endoscopic Combination Therapy Of Nd:YAG Laser In Conjunction With Conventional Treatments", Proc. SPIE 0907, Laser Surgery: Characterization and Therapeutics, (15 June 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945305
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