Applications of the Nd:YAG Laser in Otorhinolaryngology

  • Masaru Ohyama
  • Kouichi Yamashita
  • Shigeru Furuta
  • Takuo Nobori
  • Norio Daikuzono

Abstract

Recently, the clinical application of the Nd:YAG laser has begun to assume an increasingly important role, with a multidisciplinary approach to its uses. However, the conventional noncontact Nd:YAG laser system delivers irradiation at some distance, from the target tissue, and this beam spread at the quartz fiber tip causes backscatter and damage to adjacent tissue and vaporization and coagulation of soft tissue is limited.

Keywords

Sponge Smoke Thrombin Lidocaine Aeration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaru Ohyama
  • Kouichi Yamashita
  • Shigeru Furuta
  • Takuo Nobori
  • Norio Daikuzono

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