Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stains

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Abstract

Port wine stain (PWS), also called nevus flammeus, is a congenital, cutaneous vascular malformation involving post-capillary venules which produce a light pink to red to dark-red-violet discoloration of human skin [1]. PWS occurs in an estimated 3 children per 1000 live births, affecting males and females and all racial groups equally [2]. There appears to be no hereditary predilection for PWS within families. There are no known risk factors or ways to prevent PWS.

Keywords

Monte Carlo Thermal Relaxation Time Port Wine Stain Optical Screening Explosive Vaporization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Beckman Laser InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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