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Histological Effects of an Innovative 445 Nm Blue Laser During Oral Soft Tissue Biopsy.


ABSTRACT: Continuously evolving laser devices can be used in various fields; they are an alternative to the traditional cold blade surgery to perform biopsies of oral soft tissues. The aspect focused on in this paper is the possibility to use the 445 nm diode laser (Eltech K-Laser srl, Treviso, Italy) in complete safety, by evaluating its thermal effects during microscopy. A histological evaluation of the alteration of the peri-incisional edges on 10 samples was realized. All excisional biopsies were related to clinically unsuspected lesions and performed by the same expert operator. The surgical procedure was performed with the same laser parameters and the same pathologist evaluated the thermal effect on the samples. An average value of the detected tissue alteration was calculated; the average damage of the epithelium was 650.93 ?m, while in the connective tissue it was 468.07 ?m. In all the cases a clear diagnosis was possible, and no clinical complications were observed; so, the 445 nm diode laser proved to be a device that can be safely used for biopsies of clinically unsuspicious lesions. Due to the small number of cases, this in vivo preliminary experience needs to be extended.

SUBMITTER: Palaia G 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7215754 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.17219/acem/104525

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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