[CO2 Laser surgery in patients with otosclerosis]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Valanzasca P
Record ID 32014000292
Authors' objectives: To assess the available evidence on the efficacy, safety and coverage related aspects regarding CO2 laser surgery use in patients with otosclerosis.
Authors' recommendations: There is no adequate quality evidence comparing CO2 laser with conventional surgical techniques. The studies found seem to suggest that the safety and hearing results obtained in patients with otosclerosis undergoing CO2 laser would be similar to those obtained with mechanical techniques.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Laser Therapy
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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