Flexible Fiber-based CO2 Laser Versus Monopolar Cautery for Resection of Benign, Pre-malignant And Malignant Oral Cavity Lesions: A Single Center Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing Pain and Quality of Life Following Surgery
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment
To demonstrate that for treatment of oral benign, oral leukoplakia and superficial T1N0M0 oral cavity lesions, CO2-fiber based resection generates less thermal damage compared to monopolar cautery
Leading to improved patient quality of life and post-operative recovery as manifested by reduced post-operative pain. Post operative pain will be measured pre-operatively, and post-operatively on post-operative day (POD) 1, 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 using a numerical pain rating scale.
Ian Ganly, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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