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Laser treatment of bladder hemangioma.
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PMID:  2299718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bladder hemangiomas may occur singly or in association with systemic arteriovenous malformations. A total of 13 patients with bladder hemangiomas underwent treatment at this university. All patients had recurrent bleeding and neodymium:YAG laser energy was delivered endoscopically to the hemangioma. No treatment-related bleeding occurred in any patient, and all had a significant decrease in the frequency and intensity of bleeding episodes. Followup cystoscopic examinations have shown either complete eradication of the hemangioma or a marked decrease in size. Neodymium:YAG laser irradiation provides results superior to alternative therapy and is the preferred treatment for most patients with bladder hemangioma.
J A Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-02-27     Completed Date:  1990-02-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Utah Center for the Health Sciences, Salt Lake City 84132.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangioma / surgery*
Laser Therapy
Light Coagulation*
Middle Aged
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / surgery*

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