Khalid Mahmood, Fred Nath.
Operative experience using KTP-532 Laser for Acoustic Neuromas.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;8(3):153-5.
The idea of study was to demonstrate the use, safety and advantage of Laser dissection in surgical treatment of acoustic neuromas. The authors experience of 10 patients in whom laser surgery was used in acoustic neuromas is presented, with emphasis on surgical technique employed. Tumour size varied from 1.5 cm to 4cm. Cystic tumours and < 1.5cm tumours were excluded. Assessment was done according to haemostasis, operating time and morbidity. The KTP laser had good vaporizing ability with limited charring or smoke. Bleeding was significantly reduced during debulking compared to conventional methods of tumour excision. There was no evidence to suggest late complications due to vascular damage or nerve deficit.
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