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Neodymium-YAG laser therapy of malignant airway obstruction. A preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6296554     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neodymium-YAG laser therapy of malignant obstructing airway lesions via a flexible endoscope offers a promising new means of treatment. Twenty-two patients with obstructing airway lesions were treated. Two fatal complications occurred. The patients experienced increased comfort in breathing, increased exercise tolerance, and more effective cough with clearance of secretions. Treatment of larger numbers of patients with careful monitoring of the results should be performed to define further the usefulness, complications, and limitations of this new therapeutic tool.
Authors:
J C McDougall; D A Cortese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1983 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-03-17     Completed Date:  1983-03-17     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenocarcinoma / complications,  surgery
Aged
Airway Obstruction / etiology,  surgery*
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic / complications,  surgery
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications,  surgery
Endoscopy
Female
Hodgkin Disease / complications,  surgery
Humans
Laser Therapy*
Lung Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Male
Middle Aged
Neodymium*
Neoplasm Metastasis
Tracheal Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
2I87U3734A/Neodymium

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