• Medicine
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    2001

Swiftlase assisted CO2 laser ablation in the treatment of nasal obstruction due to hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates.

@article{Sani2001SwiftlaseAC,
  title={Swiftlase assisted CO2 laser ablation in the treatment of nasal obstruction due to hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates.},
  author={Aulia Sani and P Primuharsa},
  journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          174-9
        }
}
Hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates are the major cause of nasal obstruction. CO2 lasers have been used to reduce the size of the inferior turbinates over the last 20 years. However, the many techniques of delivery of the laser show that there is no one standard method reducing the size of the turbinates. We now describe how the laser can be applied directly to the turbinates using a handpiece with a special nasal tip, thus overcoming the disadvantages delivery via arthroscopic devices… CONTINUE READING

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