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Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành y học dành cho các bạn tham khảo đề tài: Epiglottis reshaping using CO2 laser: a minimally invasive technique and its potent applications | Head Face Medicine BioMed Central Open Access Hypothesis Epiglottis reshaping using CO2 laser a minimally invasive technique and its potent applications Constantinos Bourolias1 Jiannis Hajiioannou1 Emil Sobol2 George Velegrakis 1 and Emmanuel Helidonis1 Address Department of Otolaryngology University of Crete School of Medicine Heraklion Crete Greece and 2Biophotonics Laboratory Institute on Laser and Information Technologies Russian Academy of Sciences Troitsk Russia Email Constantinos Bourolias - bourolias@ Jiannis Hajiioannou - herakliotis@ Emil Sobol - sobol@ George Velegrakis - gvel@ Emmanuel Helidonis - emmhel@ Corresponding author Published 25 July 2008 Received 17 July 2007 Head Face Medicine 2008 4 15 doi 1746-160X-4-15 Accepted 25 July 2008 This article is available from http content 4 1 15 2008 Bourolias et al licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http licenses by which permits unrestricted use distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Laryngomalacia LRM is the most common laryngeal abnormality of the newborn caused by a long curled epiglottis which prolapses posteriorly. Epiglottis prolapse during inspiration acquired laryngomalacia is an unusual cause of airway obstruction and a rare cause of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome OSAS . We present a minimally invasive technique where epiglottis on cadaveric larynx specimens was treated with CO2 laser. The cartilage reshaping effect induced by laser irradiation was capable of exposing the glottis opening widely. This technique could be used in selected cases of LRM and OSAS due to epiglottis prolapse as an alternative less morbid approach. Introduction Cartilage reshaping techniques are used in the field of reconstructive surgery in cases of congenital or .

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