KTP laser surgery offers a new way of selectively targeting microvasculature within laryngeal lesions and leaving normal surrounding tissues like epithelium and lamina propria intact – and thus preserving physiological phonation. This kind of selective photoangiolysis can be performed in awake patients in the office. With the introduction of KTP lasers we have a superb phonosurgical tool to address many laryngeal lesions and reduce iatrogenic induced scars, which likely would have occured with other phonosurgical techniques
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Source: this article was originally published in ENT and Audiology News, Vol 25 No 1, March/April 2016; pp98-101. Reproduced with kind permission of Pinpoint Scotland Ltd.