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Experimental selective posterior semicircular canal laser deafferentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15949103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this experimental study, we attempted to perform selective deafferentation of the posterior semicircular canal ampulla of guinea pigs using carbon dioxide laser beam. The results of this study document the efficacy of this procedure in achieving deafferentation of the posterior semicircular canal safely with regards to the other semicircular canals, the otolithic organ and the organ of hearing. Moreover, the procedure is performed with relative ease compared with other procedures previously described for selective deafferentation of the posterior semicircular canal. The clinical application of such a procedure for the treatment of intractable benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in humans is suggested.
Maged B Naguib
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-13     Completed Date:  2005-07-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide
Guinea Pigs
Laser Therapy / methods*
Otologic Surgical Procedures / methods
Semicircular Canals / pathology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Vertigo / pathology,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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