Experience with the early treatment of childhood haemangiomata using the flashlamp-pumped dye laser
- 25 Downloads
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 wordsHaemangiomata of childhood Laser therapy Pulsed dye laser
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 2.Djawari D, Cremer HJ. Kontaktkryochirurgische Frühbehandlung des Säuglingshämangioms.Akt Dermatol 1993,19:317–21Google Scholar
- 6.Hohenleutner U, Hilbert M, Wlotzke U, Landthaler M. Epidermal damage and limited coagulation depth with the flash-lamp pumped pulsed dye laser: a histochemical study.Invest Dermatol 1995,104:798–802Google Scholar
- 7.Morelli JG, Weston WL. Pulsed dye laser treatment of hemangiomas. In: Tan OT (ed.)Management and Treatment of Benign Cutaneous Vascular Lesions. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1993:124–32Google Scholar