Heat development at nasal endoscopes' tips: danger of tissue damage? A laboratory study.

@article{Tomazic2012HeatDA,
  title={Heat development at nasal endoscopes' tips: danger of tissue damage? A laboratory study.},
  author={Peter V Tomazic and Georg Philipp Hammer and Claus Gerstenberger and Wolfgang K{\"o}le and Heinz R Stammberger},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 8},
  pages={1670-3}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to measure the temperature generated by light sources in conjunction with angulated endoscopes and to analyze whether the heat generated at the endoscopes' tips harbors potential damage to mucosa or highly sensitive structures like the optic nerve or brain when in direct contact, considering a beginning necrosis of human protein starting at 40°C. STUDY DESIGN Laboratory setting, prospective. METHODS Brand new 4-mm, 0° and 30° rigid nasal… CONTINUE READING