ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE PROBLEM IN CO2 LASER SURGERY OF THE UPPER AERODIGESTIVE TRACT.

Robert H. Ossoff*, Jacqueline Pongracic

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The CO//2 laser is a precise, but potentially dangerous surgical instrument which must be used with caution. The danger of an airway fire or explosion is always present during laser applications. Therefore, protection of the endotracheal tube from either direct or reflected laser beam irradiation is of primary importance. This presentation is intended to bring materials processing experts and otolaryngologists together in an attempt to find a better solution to a difficult problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLIA (Laser Institute of America)
PublisherLaser Inst of America
Pages69-71
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0912035005, 9780912035000
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

Publication series

NameLIA (Laser Institute of America)
Volume32

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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