[Use of helium-neon lasers in the treatment of postoperative wounds of the pharynx].

Abstract

This paper presents the results of treatment of post-operative pharyngeal wounds in 54 tonsillectomized patients (residents of the Far North) using a helium-neon laser. The treatment had a significant analgetic and anti-inflammatory effect which was demonstrated by the so-called swallow test, bar-algisimetry, thermometry of the mucosa of the anterior palatine arches and mandibular area, and cytological examination of the exudate from the tonsillar niches. Application of a low energy helium-neon laser in tonsillectomized patients shortens the therapeutic period by 2 days.

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@article{Sitnikov1989UseOH, title={[Use of helium-neon lasers in the treatment of postoperative wounds of the pharynx].}, author={V P Sitnikov and Liubov Medvedeva}, journal={Vestnik otorinolaringologii}, year={1989}, volume={5}, pages={46-9} }