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Out-patient flexible carbon dioxide laser surgery for benign laryngopharyngeal pathologies via transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy

  • H Mohammed (a1), L Masterson (a1) and R Nassif (a1)

Abstract

Objective:

To assess the feasibility and outcomes of flexible carbon dioxide laser surgery in a clinic-based setting.

Methods:

A prospective study was conducted in a tertiary centre. Clinical indications, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction were assessed in patients treated with flexible carbon dioxide laser surgery via transnasal endoscopy and followed up over a period of up to nine months. Patients who were not fit for general anaesthesia or those with lesions that cannot be accessed by micro-laryngoscopy were included.

Results:

A total of 13 patients (14 procedures) were included. Clinical indications for surgery were small-to-medium sized benign pathologies in the upper aero-digestive tract. Patient satisfaction was assessed using a validated questionnaire.

Conclusion:

Early data suggest that flexible carbon dioxide laser is a versatile and feasible instrument with potential applications for a range of benign pathologies in the upper aero-digestive tract.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Mr Hassan Mohammed, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK Fax: +44 (0)1603 288946 E-mail: hm37@doctors.org.uk

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Out-patient flexible carbon dioxide laser surgery for benign laryngopharyngeal pathologies via transnasal flexible laryngo-oesophagoscopy

  • H Mohammed (a1), L Masterson (a1) and R Nassif (a1)

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