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Refractory condylomata acuminata: a controlled clinical trial of carbon dioxide laser versus conventional surgical treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3936774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uncontrolled trials indicate that treatment of condylomata acuminata with the carbon dioxide laser is effective and probably superior to conventional surgical treatment. We performed a controlled study of refractory condylomata acuminata to clarify whether this is the case. In this randomised trial 21 patients were treated with the carbon dioxide laser and 22 by conventional surgery after having been treated with podophyllin for an average of 33 and 35 weeks respectively. Five and seven patients respectively had previously required additional treatment, such as an operation. The treatment schedule was equally effective for both groups of patients. No difference between the two groups was seen in numbers of recurrences, postoperative pain, healing time, and rate of scar formation (p greater than 0.1-0.2). Treatment of recalcitrant condylomata acuminata with the carbon dioxide laser did not offer any advantages over traditional surgery, including electrocautery.
B R Duus; T Philipsen; J D Christensen; F Lundvall; J Søndergaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genitourinary medicine     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0266-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  Genitourin Med     Publication Date:  1985 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-03     Completed Date:  1986-03-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503853     Medline TA:  Genitourin Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anus Neoplasms / surgery*
Carbon Dioxide
Cicatrix / etiology
Clinical Trials as Topic
Condylomata Acuminata / surgery*
Genital Neoplasms, Female / surgery*
Genital Neoplasms, Male / surgery*
Laser Therapy*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Pain / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Random Allocation
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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