Clinical experience and results with 389 PLDD procedures with the Nd:YAG laser, 1986 to 1995

D S Choy
Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery 1995, 13 (3): 209-13
From 1986 to the present, a period of 9 years, our group has performed 389 PLDD procedures in 322 patients with an overall success rate according the MacNab criteria of 75% and a complication rate of 1%. This compares to the 2.4% of traditional open surgery. Of our patients 33 required subsequent surgery, an incidence of approximately 10%.

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