Laser-assisted surgery of the upper aero-digestive tract: a clarification of nomenclature. A consensus statement of the European Laryngological Society

Marc Remacle, Christoph Arens, Mostafa Badr Eldin, Guillermo Campos, Carlos Chiesa Estomba, Pavel Dulguerov, Ivana Fiz, Anastasios Hantzakos, Jerôme Keghian, Francesco Mora, Nayla Matar, Giorgio Peretti, Cesare Piazza, Gregory N. Postma, Vyas Prasad, Elisabeth Sjogren, Frederik G. Dikkers
  • European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, August 2017, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00405-017-4708-3

Nomenclature of laser surgery in the upper aerodigestive tract

What is it about?

Endolaryngeal laser surgery is a very popular type of surgery. However terminology as to what was done, how and with which type of laser was confusing. This is an attempt to standardise terminology and make publications and communication easier and properly descriptive of each procedure.

Why is it important?

To avoid the confusion in communication and clarify all the relevant points in a given procedural technique

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Badr Eldin Mostafa and Professor Pavel Dulguerov