Laser significantly improved a debilitating lymphaticovenous malformation: a case report

Laser significantly improved a debilitating lymphaticovenous malformation: a case report Lymphaticovenous malformations are rare congenital anomalies leading to oozing, ulceration and recurrent infections. They are managed by a specialist multi-disciplinary team with compression garments, symptomatic treatments and options such as percutaneous sclerotherapy and debulking procedures. Limited literature exists on the use of laser to seal the lymphatic vesicles. We present a 14 years old with a debilitating lymphaticovenous malformation of the hand for whom the risk of amputation was reduced by the use of carbon dioxide laser. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Laser significantly improved a debilitating lymphaticovenous malformation: a case report

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-016-1254-y
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Abstract

Lymphaticovenous malformations are rare congenital anomalies leading to oozing, ulceration and recurrent infections. They are managed by a specialist multi-disciplinary team with compression garments, symptomatic treatments and options such as percutaneous sclerotherapy and debulking procedures. Limited literature exists on the use of laser to seal the lymphatic vesicles. We present a 14 years old with a debilitating lymphaticovenous malformation of the hand for whom the risk of amputation was reduced by the use of carbon dioxide laser.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 17, 2016

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