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Arteriovenous haemangioma in liver disease. Treatment with carbon dioxide laser vaporization in five cases.
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PMID:  20462329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous haemangioma (AVH) is considered a rare, benign, acquired, cutaneous tumour of vascular origin. Recently, a variant associated with chronic hepatic disease has been described. The usual treatment is surgical resection but no other treatments have been reported. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results obtained in the treatment of AVH with carbon dioxide laser vaporization. METHODS: Every patient with AVH related to chronic hepatic disease treated in the laser unit was reviewed. Five patients were treated with carbon dioxide laser vaporization. The first pass of treatment was performed in defocused mode at 2 W/cm(2). After this, several passes were performed in order to clear the entire lesion. One session of treatment was necessary for three patients, and the other two patients needed two sessions. RESULTS: The tumoral mass as well as the pulse disappeared in all lesions; total clearance was obtained in four of the five cases. In the postoperative time, no bleeding or haemorrhage were observed. No significant secondary effects of treatment were present. The cosmetic outcome was excellent in all cases. CONCLUSION: Carbon dioxide laser vaporization may be an alternative treatment for cases of AVH in chronic hepatic disease: the procedure is easy and with good cosmetic outcome.
Francisca Piñeyro; Jesús del Pozo; Lucía Pérez-Varela; Augusto Alvarez; Romina Rodríguez-Lojo; Juan Barja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1476-4180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136419     Medline TA:  J Cosmet Laser Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, CHU A Coruña, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / etiology,  surgery*
Hepatitis, Chronic / complications*
Lasers, Gas / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged

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