Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010 Oct;136(10):1015-9
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Lessingstraße 2, D-07743 Jena, Germany.
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Lasers Surg Med 2007 Apr;39(4):324-31
Laser-Research Laboratory at the LIFE-Center, Ludwig-Maximilians University, 81377 Munich, Germany.
Background And Objective: Various laser systems have been used to reduce the volume of hyperplastic inferior nasal turbinates during the last 25 years. Although there are many studies reporting the clinical results immediately after laser treatment, there are only a few describing long-term results. Therefore, a clinical study was performed to assess and to compare the long-term outcome of both endonasal Ho:YAG and endonasal diode laser-assisted turbinate surgery. Read More
Am J Rhinol 2008 Jul-Aug;22(4):433-9
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery; Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcomes of an outpatient-based diode laser inferior turbinate reduction (ITR) in therapy-refractory rhinitis medicamentosa (RM).
Methods: In a prospective clinical investigation, 42 consecutive RM patients underwent videoendoscopic ITR with a diode laser after topical anesthetic preparation. Intra- and perioperative details were recorded including the occurrence of bleeding, crusting, pain, or discomfort. Read More
Laryngorhinootologie 2002 Jul;81(7):484-90
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenkranke der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Klinikum Grosshadern.
Background: Since the early 80's, chronic nasal obstruction due to hyperplastic turbinates is treated by laser light. Comparative clinical studies were performed to assess the clinical outcome of laser assisted endonasal turbinate surgery in longterm.
Methods: By means of a pulsed Ho:YAG laser emitting light at lambda = 2100 nm (0. Read More
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006 Sep;132(9):990-3
Department of Otolaryngology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Objective: To assess objective and subjective outcomes in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis who had undergone endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty.
Design: Prospective study.
Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More