Factors affecting carbon dioxide laser treatment for oral precancer: a patient cohort study.

@article{Hamadah2009FactorsAC,
  title={Factors affecting carbon dioxide laser treatment for oral precancer: a patient cohort study.},
  author={O Hamadah and Peter J. Thomson},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
BACKGROUND Although the benefits of CO(2) laser surgery in oral precancer management have been evaluated, little consideration has been given to the factors which may influence treatment outcome, especially amongst patients developing recurrence or malignant transformation. STUDY DESIGN Seventy eight patients (51 males, 27 females; mean age 57.8 years) undergoing CO(2) laser excision of single, new dysplastic oral precancer lesions (OPLs) were followed up for a minimum of 2 years and the… CONTINUE READING

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