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Practical considerations in the treatment of capillary vascular malformations, or port wine stains.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15034817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Port wine stains (PWSs) represent the most common type of vascular malformation. With the advent of pulsed-dye laser therapy, treatment of these lesions has become achievable with minimal prospect of adverse scarring. Although many scientific articles have heralded the favorable outcomes in patients who have undergone pulsed-dye laser treatments, few articles address the practical considerations (pre-, intra-, and postoperative) that must be followed to ensure success. This article presents the 10-year experience of the senior author (EFW) in the management of port wine malformations and the clinical insights that have been gleaned from that extensive experience. Introductory remarks are made as to the nature of PWSs, related syndromes, and the evolution of treatment; practical management guidelines are then discussed.
Samuel M Lam; Edwin F Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Facial plastic surgery : FPS     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0736-6825     ISO Abbreviation:  Facial Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-22     Completed Date:  2004-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405303     Medline TA:  Facial Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-6     Citation Subset:  D    
Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hamartoma / surgery*
Intraoperative Care
Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome / diagnosis
Laser Coagulation / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Patient Care Planning
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Skin Diseases, Vascular / surgery*
Sturge-Weber Syndrome / diagnosis
Treatment Outcome

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