Lasers in Medical Science

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 1265–1280 | Cite as

BMLA Annual Conference & Educational Courses


8-10th May 2019

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BMLA 1 Port-Wine Stains


Port-Wine Stains are benign congenital capillary malformations seen in 0.3-0.5% of new-borns with equal sex distribution. They vary in size, location, colour and thickness and tend to become darker and thicker with age. Early treatments are important as untreated lesions cause clinical issues, long lasting emotional and social difficulties. Lasers and other treatments have been used successfully, but there is a lack of standardized guidance for treatment modalities.


To provide up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations for the laser and light-based treatments for PWS in children under the age of 18 years.


Ovid (PubMed, MEDLINE and Embase, and the Cochrane Library) database was searched for meta-analyses, randomized and non-randomized controlled clinical trials, open studies and case series from 1948 to February...


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