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NdYAG laser treatment of a glomus tympanicum tumour

Robinson, PJ; Grant, HR; Bown, SG; (1993) NdYAG laser treatment of a glomus tympanicum tumour. Journal of Laryngology and Otology , 107 (3) 236 - 237. 10.1017/S0022215100122728. Green open access

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Abstract

Glomus tympanicum tumours are highly vascular tumours of the middle ear. Their removal by conventional surgical methods requires an extensive procedure in many cases, often with ossicular disarticulation to allow adequate exposure prior to the 'chaotic' and haemorrhagic event of tumour removal. This paper reports on the use of an NdYAG laser in a case of a large glomus tympanicum tumour. The laser facilitated a transcanal approach, avoided ossicular disarticulation and allowed accurate and almost bloodless ablation of the entire tumour.The NdYAG laser appears to be a very useful treatment modality in the management of these highly vascular tumours. Care should be taken to avoid accidental energy transmission to the cochlea.

Type: Article
Title: NdYAG laser treatment of a glomus tympanicum tumour
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215100122728
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215100122728
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright Cambridge University Press 1993
Keywords: Glomus-tympanicum tumor, Laser, NdYAG
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/62400
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