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The Journal of Oral Laser Applications

Edited by Prof Dr Andreas Moritz and Prof G. Lynn Powell

Official publication of the European Society for Oral Laser Applications

ISSN (print) 1473-7809 • ISSN (online) 1867-5611

Publication:
JOLA
Winter 2006
Volume 6 , Issue 4

Pages: 307-311
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Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Lower Lip with Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser

Niccoli-Filho, Walter / Murilo-Santos, Lucio / Schubert, Mark M. / Morosolli, Aline Rose Cantarelli

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) represents 95% of oral cavity cancers, including tongue and lips. In most cases, if this lesion is diagnosed in the initial stages, the treatment of choice is surgery under general anesthesia. This clinical study examined the efficacy of CO2 laser treatment of SCC of the lower lip in an ambulatory setting. In 10 patients, SCC of the lower lip was removed using CO2 laser radiation in continuous mode at 0.8 mm focus, 10 W, power density 2.5 W/cm2. Daily clinical evaluations were done until removal of the skin suture, then once a week for 1 month, and quarterly thereafter until the 5th year after surgery. The results showed that the CO2 laser is an extremely useful tool, providing a clean surgical field and complying with oncological principles. The functional and esthetic results were excellent.

Keywords: head and neck surgery, malignant oral lesion, lasers

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