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Laser surgery for head and neck cancer

  • Robert H. Ossoff
  • Robert F. Nemeroff
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Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 32)

Abstract

Laser is an acronym that means light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. A laser is an electro-optical device that is usually a gas or crystal. The atoms of this lasing medium typically exist in nature at several different energy levels across the electromagnetic spectrum. When these atoms are stimulated by an extrinsic energy source, they will emit electromagnetic radiation oar photons in a narrow, intense beam. The light emitted from a laser, then, is organized light in direct contrast to the random pattern light that is emitted from the common light bulb. The key to this organization is stimulated emission.

Keywords

Vocal Cord Carbon Dioxide Laser Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Transoral Excision Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma 
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  • Robert F. Nemeroff

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