Endoscopic Sinus Surgery with Holmium:YAG Laser Hajime Amano 1 1Department of Otolaryngology, Fujieda Municipal General Hospital pp.651-655
Published Date 1997/8/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411901649
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With the development of holmium : YAG laser, a device is available for effective sinus surgery, and precise bone ablation, minimal thermal damage to the surrounding tissue, and fiberoptic transmission became possible. We applied the holmium : YAG laser to endoscopic surgery of chronic sinusitis, paranasal sinus mucoceles, and paranasal sinus mycosis. Bone tissue and soft tissue were easily ablated with minimal bleeding, and mucoceles or paranasal sinuses were opened safely and easily in all cases. The sinus cavity mucosa showed normal appearance several months later. No intraoperative complications were occurred.

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