Extirpation of Epipharyngeal Cyst with KTP/532 Laser; a Report of Two Cases

Hiroyuki Daido, Yukio Katori, Katsuhisa Ikeda

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Epipharyngeal cysts were removed by KTP/532 laser from a 54-year-old male and a 68-year-old male. The chief complaint of both patients was a sensation of a foreign body on the epipharynx. MRI revealed a lateral cyst on the right wall of the epipharynx in both patients. Each cyst had a smooth surface and a high intensity signal in T2 weighted pulse sequences. The symptoms totally disappeared, and no recurrence of cysts had been observed for 3 months and more after treatment. The application of KTP/532 laser extirpation to epipharyngeal cysts caused little bleeding and no obvious complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1598
Number of pages4
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1


  • 532 laser
  • KTP
  • MRI
  • epipharyngeal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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