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Laser Treatment of Cutan and Deep Vessel Anomalies

  • H.-P. Berlien
  • J. Waldschmidt
  • G. Müller

Abstract

Haemangioms are the most often occuring malformations in childhood and their treatment is controversial. Most haemangioms heal spontaneously before the age of 8, and it is advisable to wait till then. If located at an exposed position, e.g. on the face or on functionally important structures, further growth can result in significant functional disorders or disfigurations. This requires early treatment in infancy and childhood. Until now all treatment methods have been radical and have caused further injury. One prominent example is X-ray therapy. Treatment can result after a period of 20–30 years can result in a development of malignomas (Fig. 1 + 2).

Keywords

Argon Laser Parenchymatous Organ Cavernous Angioma Port Wine Stain Exposed Position 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-P. Berlien
    • 1
  • J. Waldschmidt
    • 1
  • G. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser-Medizin-Zentrum and Pediatric surgical Dep.Klinikum Steglitz, Freie Universität BerlinBerlin 45Germany

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