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External, Middle & Inner Ear
The carbon dioxide laser has been used for more than two decades in otologic surgery. The high specificity for water absorption makes it an ideal tool for precisely controlled incision, excision, vaporization and ablation with simultaneous hemostasis in small vessels. The same properties of water absorption and the non-contact nature of the instrument enhance its safety and effectiveness when used on and around very tiny and sensitive auditory structures.  

 

Lumenis has a variety of CO2 laser product solutions for otologic surgery, ranging from Free-Beam with the Digital AcuBlade™ scanning micromanipulator to the new FiberLase™ flexible CO2 laser fiber. All are safe and effective for otologic applications. After more than 20 years, the otologic surgeon now has a choice - CO2 laser energy delivery via free-beam or a flexible fiber!

 
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Eustachian tube dysfunction

Common causes of eustachian tube dysfunction are chronic otitis media (fluid in the middle ear) and damage from chronic pharyngeal reflux. Fluid build-up in the middle ear can lead to dulled hearing, a feeling of fullness, ear pain and sometimes tinnitus. In selected patients who are refractory to conservative medical therapy, the CO2 laser can be used to ablate hypertropic mucosal and submucosal tissue on the intraluminal surface of the posterior cushion of the posteriomedial wall. 

Eustachian tuboplasty is a simple operating room procedure performed under general anesthesia. The AcuPulse 40WG CO2 laser and FiberLase flexible CO2 laser fiber can be used with a malleable FiberLase handpiece, which can be shaped for the patient’s nasal anatomy. A small rigid endoscope provides visualization.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps can contribute to nasal obstruction. CO2 laser vaporization or excision of the soft tissue associated with intranasal polyps is generally well-tolerated under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Bleeding is controlled by the CO2 laser and topical vasoconstrictors.

Septal Spurs

Septal spurs can contribute to nasal obstruction and in appropriately selected patients, the CO2 laser is a useful treatment modality. The superficial absorption CO2 laser wavelength and pulsing capabilities of the laser enable controlled tissue removal with minimal buildup of heat and collateral damage.

Synechia

Synechiae are adhesions in the nose. Synechiae are quickly and easily lysed using Lumenis freebeam CO2 lasers and accessories such as Nasal Probes or the Oral Pharyngeal and Nasal Delivery Set with the nasal tip. The FiberLase flexible CO2 laser fiber can also be used.

Rhinophyma

CO2 laser energy is applied for cutaneous application using incisional handpieces or a Skin Resurfacing Handpiece from Lumenis. Rapid and controlled skin surface ablation is accomplished layerby- layer with minimal bleeding and thermal buildup in non-target tissue. Combining a Skin Resurfacing Handpiece with the SurgiTouch scanner further simplifies and speeds the procedure.
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