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Hemangioma of the cervix managed with the Nd:YAG laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1923239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A large hemangioma of the cervix was treated successfully with the neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. A survey of the literature disclosed 39 cases of hemangioma of the cervix and vagina. Hysterectomy was the primary mode of therapy in 15 cases. More conservative approaches have been used in young women requesting preservation of their childbearing ability, including CO2 laser excision, knife excision, cryotherapy, and electrocauterization. In the case presented, the Nd:YAG laser was used in the non-contact mode for a photocoagulative effect. This technique results in destruction of the lesion with less danger of bleeding than with any other surgical technique.
J L Powell; S J Zwirek; H Z Sankey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-21     Completed Date:  1991-11-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  962-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / complications,  surgery*
Infertility, Female / etiology
Laser Therapy / instrumentation,  methods*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*

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