Fiberoptic Laryngeal Laser Surgery

굴곡내시경과 레이저를 이용한 후두수술

  • Lee, SeungWon (Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine)
  • 이승원 (순천향대학교 의과대학 이비인후-두경부외과학교실)
  • Received : 2018.04.01
  • Accepted : 2018.06.09
  • Published : 2018.12.30


With recent developments in medical technology and the introduction of various types of lasers, the role of fiberoptic laryngeal laser surgery (FLS) in laryngology has been significantly expanded. FLS are typically performed under local anesthesia, and patients may return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. This corresponds to the current trend of minimally invasive surgery and may limit unnecessary general anesthesia, reduce medical costs, and increase patient compliances. Main indications of FLS procedure were vocal polyp, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, vocal fold granuloma and vocal fold dysplasia. In this review, we discuss practical tips and unique value of FLS.



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