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2022 ◽  
Nicole G. Gomez ◽  
Martha A. Monson ◽  
Andrew H. Chon ◽  
Lisa M. Korst ◽  
Arlyn Llanes ◽  

Elena de Planell-Mas ◽  
Blanca Martínez-Garriga ◽  
Miguel Viñas ◽  
Antonio J. Zalacain-Vicuña

Cutaneous plantar warts may be treated using several optional methods, with the use of laser surgery having increased in the last few years. This work examined the efficacy of laser treatment combined with simple cooling to reduce pain. The cure rate was approximately 84%. There were no significant differences in the efficacy of treatment for different viral genotypes. The laser parameters were 500 msec pulses, 30 W of power, and a fluence of 212 J/cm2 delivered in up to four sessions. Successful treatment was achieved after an average of 3.6 sessions.

2022 ◽  
Alexander Novikov ◽  
Iskander Usenov ◽  
Dawid Schweda ◽  
Phillip Caffier ◽  
Björn-Frederic Limmer ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol Publish Ahead of Print ◽  
Saami Khalifian ◽  
Aria Vazirnia ◽  
Girish C. Mohan ◽  
Kaitlyn V. Thompson ◽  
Hrak Ray Jalian ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 226 (1) ◽  
pp. S174-S175
Hiba J. Mustafa ◽  
Katherine Goetzinger ◽  
Ali Javinani ◽  
Faezeh Aghajani ◽  
Christopher Harman ◽  

2022 ◽  
Vol 226 (1) ◽  
pp. S389
Clifton O. Brock ◽  
Eric P. Bergh ◽  
Anthony Johnson ◽  
Rodrigo Ruano ◽  
Ramesha Papanna

Jung-Hae Cho

The pulsed photoangiolytic 532-nm potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser has emerged in recent years as an efficacious treatment modality for vocal fold lesions. It also has broadened the indications for other laryngeal laser surgery. Features of KTP laser that it is a fiber-based delivery system and its energy is selectively absorbed by oxyhemoglobin make it suitable for office-based laryngeal procedures. An office-based KTP laser surgery provides an alternative management option for benign laryngeal diseases and can be performed comfortably under flexible endoscopic guidance which is placed through the nose of a fully awake patient. Office-based laryngeal surgery with a KTP laser can alleviate the need for general anesthesia. However, there are some limitations to apply due to reduced visual precision and the fact that the vocal folds are moving during procedures. Clinicians should carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of office-based procedures before a treatment option is selected. Patient selection and standardized laser energy parameters may help in decreasing complications and improving the treatment results.

You Young An ◽  
Jeong Hyun Lee ◽  
Ki Nam Park ◽  
Seung Won Lee

Indications of fiberoptic laryngeal laser surgery (FLS) procedure have broadened by the development of flexible fiberoptic endoscopes and flexible laser systems. FLS procedure performed under local anesthesia and it is the unique value of FLS. The surgery can be performed on patients who are impossible to undergo general anesthesia and difficult to be exposed by laryngeal microsurgery. Main indication of FLS procedure was small to moderate sized hemorrhagic vocal polyp, but we experienced a case of huge vocal polyp with difficult laryngeal exposure treated by FLS procedure under local anesthesia. The vocal polyp was removed successfully without vocal fold scar through fiberoptic laryngeal laser surgery under local anesthesia.

2021 ◽  
pp. 000348942110658
Alison N. Hollis ◽  
Ameer Ghodke ◽  
Douglas Farquhar ◽  
Robert A. Buckmire ◽  
Rupali N. Shah

Objectives: Transoral laser surgery for glottic stenosis (transverse cordotomy and anteromedial arytenoidectomy (TCAMA)) is often complicated by granulation tissue (GT) formation. GT can cause dyspnea and may require surgical removal to alleviate airway obstruction. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) have been shown to reduce benign vocal fold granulomas, however its use to prevent GT formation has not been described. We aimed to analyze the effect of immediate postoperative ICS on GT formation in patients undergoing transoral laser surgery for glottic stenosis. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients that had transoral laser surgery for glottic stenosis from 2000 to 2019 was conducted. Surgical instances were grouped into those that received postoperative ICS and those that did not. Demographics, diagnosis, comorbidities, intraoperative adjuvant therapy, and perioperative medications were collected. Differences in GT formation and need for surgical removal were compared between groups. A multivariate exact logistic regression model was performed. Results: Forty-four patients were included; 16 required 2 glottic airway surgeries (60 surgical instances). Of the 23 instances where patients received immediate postoperative ICS, 0 patients developed GT; and of the 37 instances that did not receive postoperative ICS, 15 (40.5%) developed GT ( P < .0001). Eight (53.3%) of these cases returned to the OR for GT removal. ICS use was solely associated with the absence of GT formation ( P = .042) in the multivariate analysis. Conclusions: Immediate postoperative use of ICS seems to be a safe and effective method to prevent granulation tissue formation and subsequent surgery in patients following transoral laser airway surgery for glottic stenosis.

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