Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1–4, pp 7–11 | Cite as

Pyogenic granulomas, port-wine stains and laser therapy

  • S. W. Lanigan
  • J. A. Cotterill


Three cases of pyogenic granulomas arising as a complication of laser therapy for vascular lesions (two port-wine stains, one cherry angioma) are presented. The possible aetiological factors contributing to this complication are discussed. In a study of the case notes of 141 patients with port-wine stains, the interrelationships of port-wine stains, pyogenic granulomas arising de novo, and nodularity within a port-wine stain are reviewed.

Key words

Lasers Port-wine stains Pyogenic granulomas 


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© Baillière Tindall 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Lanigan
    • 1
  • J. A. Cotterill
    • 1
  1. 1.The General Infirmary at LeedsLeedsUK

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