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Laser therapy of verrucous epidermal naevi.

Authors
  • Hohenleutner, U
  • Landthaler, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical and experimental dermatology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1993
Volume
18
Issue
2
Pages
124–127
Identifiers
PMID: 8481986
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Forty-three patients with verrucous epidermal naevi were treated either with argon-laser coagulation or with carbon-dioxide laser vaporization. With the argon laser, very good to acceptable results could be achieved in 85% of patients with 'soft', papillomatous lesions. In 'hard', keratotic naevi the argon laser proved ineffective. In some of these cases CO2-laser treatment was effective, whereas generally there was a tendency to hypertrophic scar formation with this laser. As other therapeutic modalities for epidermal naevi are either insufficient or not applicable in widespread lesions, we feel that laser treatment is a valuable therapeutic alternative.

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