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August 1989

A New Set of Microlaryngeal Instruments for Phonotory Surgery and Pediatric Applications

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(8):906. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860320016009

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At the recent spring meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association in San Francisco, Calif, Drs Stanley Shapshay and Gerald Healy, Burlington, Mass, presented a paper on new microlaryngeal instruments for phonotory surgery. To minimize tissue trauma, the authors emphasized the need for smaller instruments in the pediatric population. Examples from the new set of Karl Storz instruments were shown, and included microforceps, scissors, suctions, and probes. The working ends of these instruments are about one third the size of standard instruments used in adult microlaryngeal surgery. A wide variety of uses exists for these instruments: polyps, nodules, papillomas, and webs. Special instruments, such as laser-welding forceps and double-action smoke evacuation forceps, also are available. In conclusion, the authors highly recommend these small instruments for delicate tissue handling.

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