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May 1979

Argon Laser in Human Tympanoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology, Universidade Católica de Campinas (Dr Escudero) and Hospital de Beneficencia Portuguesa (Drs Castro and Drumond), and the Instituto de Física, Universidade Estadual (Drs Porto, Bozinis, Penna, and Gallego-Lluesma), Campinas, Brazil.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):252-253. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170022005

• We describe the use of an argon laser in human tympanoplasty. The laser was used in two different ways: (1) to stop the bleeding of small vessels in the external auditory channel and eardrum remains; and (2) to spot-weld the new eardrum graft in the proper position. Seven operations were performed. We report the results.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:252-253, 1979)

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