Effect of the carbon dioxide laser on viability of ear cartilage in a rabbit model.

Abstract

The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser can be used for rapid, detailed sculpting of cartilage for creation of an ear framework for reconstruction of microtia. Clinical and animal studies of the effect of the CO2 laser have noted good healing with little evidence of a zone of tissue injury adjacent to the laser incisions. The current study has investigated the… (More)

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