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Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Hemangiomas and Tattoos

Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Hemangiomas and Tattoos Abstract • Many modalities have been advocated for the removal of cutaneous hemangiomas and tattoos, including dermabrasion, salabrasion, and surgical excision. These methods often result in incomplete removal, unsatisfactory wound healing, and excessive postoperative pain. In hopes of avoiding these problems and improving the results, the carbon dioxide laser has been used on 16 patients with 22 tattoos of the skin and 25 patients with cutaneous hemangiomas. This article describes the surgical techniques used for the carbon dioxide laser removal of these lesions and the postoperative care involved. The existing literature on the use of the carbon dioxide and argon laser for cutaneous lesions is reviewed. (Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:236-238) References 1. Apfelberg DB, Maser MR, Lash H, et al: Progress report on extended clinical use of the argon laser for cutaneous lesions . Lasers Surg Med 1980;1:71-83.Crossref 2. Bailin PL, Ratz JL, Levine HL: Removal of tattoos by CO2 laser . J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1980;6:997-1001.Crossref 3. Stellar S, Polanyi TG, Bredemeier HC: Laser-Applications in Medicine and Biology , Wolbarsht ML (ed). New York, Plenum Publishing Corp, vol 2. 4. Ben-Bassat M, Ben-Bassat M, Kaplan I: An ultrastructural study of the cut edges of skin and mucous membrane specimens excised by carbon dioxide laser , in Kaplan I (ed): Laser Surgery . New York, Academic Press Inc, 1976, pp 95-100. 5. Ascher P, Ingolitsch E, Walter G, et al: Ultrastructural findings in CNS tissue with CO2 laser , in Kaplan I (ed): Laser Surgery II . New York, Academic Press Inc, 1976, pp 81-85. 6. Cosman B: Experience in the argon laser therapy in port-wine stains . Plast Reconstr Surg 1980;65:119-129.Crossref 7. Noe JM, Barsky SN, Greer DE, et al: Port-wine stains and the response to argon laser therapy: Successful treatment and the predictive role of color, age and biopsies . Plast Reconst Surg 1980;65:130-139.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Hemangiomas and Tattoos

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 108 (4) – Apr 1, 1982

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1982.00790520036010
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Abstract

Abstract • Many modalities have been advocated for the removal of cutaneous hemangiomas and tattoos, including dermabrasion, salabrasion, and surgical excision. These methods often result in incomplete removal, unsatisfactory wound healing, and excessive postoperative pain. In hopes of avoiding these problems and improving the results, the carbon dioxide laser has been used on 16 patients with 22 tattoos of the skin and 25 patients with cutaneous hemangiomas. This article describes the surgical techniques used for the carbon dioxide laser removal of these lesions and the postoperative care involved. The existing literature on the use of the carbon dioxide and argon laser for cutaneous lesions is reviewed. (Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:236-238) References 1. Apfelberg DB, Maser MR, Lash H, et al: Progress report on extended clinical use of the argon laser for cutaneous lesions . Lasers Surg Med 1980;1:71-83.Crossref 2. Bailin PL, Ratz JL, Levine HL: Removal of tattoos by CO2 laser . J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1980;6:997-1001.Crossref 3. Stellar S, Polanyi TG, Bredemeier HC: Laser-Applications in Medicine and Biology , Wolbarsht ML (ed). New York, Plenum Publishing Corp, vol 2. 4. Ben-Bassat M, Ben-Bassat M, Kaplan I: An ultrastructural study of the cut edges of skin and mucous membrane specimens excised by carbon dioxide laser , in Kaplan I (ed): Laser Surgery . New York, Academic Press Inc, 1976, pp 95-100. 5. Ascher P, Ingolitsch E, Walter G, et al: Ultrastructural findings in CNS tissue with CO2 laser , in Kaplan I (ed): Laser Surgery II . New York, Academic Press Inc, 1976, pp 81-85. 6. Cosman B: Experience in the argon laser therapy in port-wine stains . Plast Reconstr Surg 1980;65:119-129.Crossref 7. Noe JM, Barsky SN, Greer DE, et al: Port-wine stains and the response to argon laser therapy: Successful treatment and the predictive role of color, age and biopsies . Plast Reconst Surg 1980;65:130-139.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1982

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