Heath W R Lash

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A post-right pneumonectomy syndrome is described which manifests symptoms of exertional dyspnea and inspiratory stridor on rapid inspiration. These symptoms were associated with marked rightward and posterior deviation of the trachea, over-distention of the left lung with its herniation into the right side of the chest and kinking of the left lower lobe(More)
Thirty-two patients with a variety of vascular and nonvascular lesions have been resected over a 3-year period with the neodymium:YAG laser utilizing sapphire peripheral scalpel devices. These innovative peripheral devices concentrate the YAG laser energy to a small area at the end of the scalpel, providing precise incisions with excellent hemostasis. In(More)
Argon laser photocoagulation of capillary hemangiomas of infancy ("strawberry marks") has been described in three cases. Treatment in the first case was necessitated by repeated alarming hemorrhage. The second case was treated totally and resulted in immediate induced resolution of the hemangioma, which preceded (by 9 months) the spontaneous involution of(More)
Superficial telangiectasia of the lower extremity in 38 patients was treated with both argon and CO2 lasers. Results after five months revealed no change or worsening of the veins in 49% of the patients and good to excellent improvement or segmentation in 16% of the patients. The most common complication was brown hemosiderin bruising in almost half of the(More)
Twenty-one patients with small localized oral cavity hemangiomas of the lips, tongue, and buccal mucosa are reported in this series. Although the lesions were not massive or high-flow/high-pressure vascular tumors, the simultaneous cutting and coagulation capabilities of the CO2 laser were demonstrated, rendering such excisional surgery more precisely and(More)
Three separate laser modalities were investigated in the treatment of superficial varicosities/telangiectasias of the lower extremities. Sixteen patients were treated and followed for 12 months. The superpulse CO2, the pulsed focally specific CO2, and the Nd:YAG laser transmitted through a diffusing sapphire tip were able to produce cosmetically(More)
Thirty-four patients with 57 cutaneous lesions have been treated with the Nd:YAG laser under an experimental protocol over a year of study. The majority of treatments were done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Capillary/cavernous hemangiomas of the oral cavity responded well, but hemangiomas of infancy responded poorly. Hypertrophic scars and(More)