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Capillary hemangioma (strawberry mark) of infancy: comparison of argon and Nd:YAG laser treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2734405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Capillary hemangioma of infancy (strawberry mark) is a self-limiting problem, and conservative treatment is recommended. These birthmarks can be associated with a great deal of morbidity. There is definitely a role for a palliative form of treatment without systemic complications or destruction of adjacent tissue. In a 6-year period, 55 patients received 57 Nd:YAG or argon laser treatments. Thirty patients received 31 argon treatments, and 25 patients received 26 Nd:YAG treatments; and 2 received first argon with subsequent Nd:YAG treatments. Although more dramatic successes were noted in the Nd:YAG laser, complications were more frequent and severe. Complications included delayed healing, postoperative bleeding, and some hypertrophic scarring. Complications were seen in 12 percent of all patients, 9 percent of these associated with the Nd:YAG laser.
B M Achauer; V M Vander Kam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-25     Completed Date:  1989-07-25     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-9; discussion 70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Hemangioma / pathology,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Laser Therapy / instrumentation,  methods*
Postoperative Complications
Skin Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*

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