What is a laser surgery and when is it an option to treat laryngeal cancer?

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HoShengLinMD (Physician - Otalaryngology (Verified) ) - 12 / 16 / 2013

A COlaser is typically used when performing cordectomy through the mouth. In this case, exposure to the laryngeal cancer is made by placing a rigid scope through the mouth and the cancer is visualized with the use of a microscope. The laser is then used as a cutting tool to precisely remove the cancer.

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