The Evolution of Laser in Laryngology


Technological breakthroughs in physics are often adapted and incorporated into the ever growing field of otolaryngology. When first discovered, “The Incredible Laser” had promised to be science’s new “Aladdin’s lamp”, it can “light up the moon”, “kill instantly”, or “perform miracle surgery” [1]. Although not quite fulfilling these roles, laser technology has been a key element in the development of endolaryngeal surgery. This article looks at the invention of Laser and it’s progression into an invaluable tool in the field of laryngeal surgery.

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Tahir, A. (2015) The Evolution of Laser in Laryngology. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 4, 137-140. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2015.42024.

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