Hydrosurgery as a new non-excisional treatment method for giant congenital melanocytic nevi

Hydrosurgery as a new non-excisional treatment method for giant congenital melanocytic nevi Giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN) are a source of esthetic embarrassment and psychosocial distress but may also be complicated by involvement of the central nervous system and malignant deformation. GCMN treatment remains a point of discussion. We suggest hydrosurgery as a new non-excisional treatment method for GCMN. Hydrosurgery has a lot of advantages in comparison to other non-excisional techniques. We were able to remove the epidermis and upper layer of the dermis of these GCMN in a more precise and controlled manner. The operation time was shorter, there was less blood loss, and shorter anesthesia times. Hydrosurgery is an easier and more controllable alternative to dermabrasion and curettage in the treatment of GCMN. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Hydrosurgery as a new non-excisional treatment method for giant congenital melanocytic nevi

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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