Timeline of Postoperative Changes After KTP Vaporization of True Vocal Fold Varices

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Vocal fold (VF) varices are abnormal, dilated blood vessels and generally are considered to be fragile and prone to rupture. The potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser has a wavelength of 532 nm and is well absorbed by hemoglobin. Therefore, minimal damage takes place to the epithelium of the VFs when the KTP laser is used correctly to treat vascular abnormalities. Several studies describe the benefits of the KTP laser in the treatment of VF varices. However, its effects on the true VF in the early postoperative period have not been described well.


This article was published in Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0145561319840164.

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