What is the role of carbon dioxide laser vaporization in the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Carbon dioxide laser vaporization is generally performed in an outpatient setting with general or regional anesthesia. Most patients experience significant discomfort beginning 24 hours after surgery and require narcotic analgesia.

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