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Titolo:
Treatment of multiple cutaneous leiomyomas with CO2 laser ablation
Autore:
Christenson, LJ; Smith, K; Arpey, CJ;
Indirizzi:
Univ Iowa Hosp & Clin, Dept Dermatol, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA Univ Iowa Hosp & Clin Iowa City IA USA 52242 tol, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA
Titolo Testata:
DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 26, anno: 2000,
pagine: 319 - 322
SICI:
1076-0512(200004)26:4<319:TOMCLW>2.0.ZU;2-4
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
16
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Arpey, CJ Univ Iowa Hosp & Clin, Dept Dermatol, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City,IA 52242 USA Univ Iowa Hosp & Clin 200 Hawkins Dr Iowa City IA USA 52242 USA
Citazione:
L.J. Christenson et al., "Treatment of multiple cutaneous leiomyomas with CO2 laser ablation", DERM SURG, 26(4), 2000, pp. 319-322

Abstract

BACKGROUND. Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors that can be exquisitelypainful. Symptomatic lesions often necessitate treatment, but many optionsare inadequate or create substantial morbidity. Without a definitive therapy of first choice, the search continues for alternative methods to alleviate discomfort in affected patients. OBJECTIVE. To describe the use of CO2 laser ablation for the symptomatic treatment of a 73-year-old woman with multiple cutaneous leiomyomas in whom pharmacologic therapy was contraindicated and surgical excision was impractical. METHODS. CO2 laser ablation of six symptomatic cutaneous leiomyomas was performed under local anesthesia. After initial success, all remaining symptomatic lesions were treated. RESULTS. There was complete pain relief in the originally treated lesions 9 months postoperatively, and in all remaining treated lesions 3 months postoperatively. CONCLUSION. CO2 laser ablation may be an effective alternative treatment for symptomatic cutaneous leiomyomas.

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