Pyogenic granulomas, port-wine stains and laser therapy


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.

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Lanigan, S.W., Cotterill, J.A. Pyogenic granulomas, port-wine stains and laser therapy. Laser Med Sci 3, 7–11 (1988).

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  • Lasers
  • Port-wine stains
  • Pyogenic granulomas