Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 181–183 | Cite as

Experience with the early treatment of childhood haemangiomata using the flashlamp-pumped dye laser

  • U. Hohenleutner
  • W. Bäumler
  • S. Karrer
  • S. Michel
  • M. Landthaler
Article

Abstract

Small cutaneous haemangiomata of infancy respond well to treatment with the flashlamp-pumped dye laser (FPDL). Optimum use of laser parameters can produce a regression in over 75% of such lesions. In very early lesions, a complete resolution can be achieved in up to 55% of cases. Since this therapy is quick and effective, and side-effects are minimal, FPDL treatment of all haemangiomas of infancy presenting early should be recommended, even if progression to deep haemangiomas cannot be prevented in all cases.

Key words

Haemangiomata of childhood Laser therapy Pulsed dye laser 

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© W.B. Saunders Company Ltd. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Hohenleutner
    • 1
  • W. Bäumler
    • 1
  • S. Karrer
    • 1
  • S. Michel
    • 1
  • M. Landthaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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