Office-Based Laryngeal Laser Surgery: A Review of 443 Cases Using Three Wavelengths

  title={Office-Based Laryngeal Laser Surgery: A Review of 443 Cases Using Three Wavelengths},
  author={James A. Koufman and Catherine Jane Rees and William D. Frazier and Lauren A. Kilpatrick and Stephen Carter Wright and Stacey Halum and Gregory N. Postma},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={146 - 151}

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