1979
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.115.1.81
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Laser surgery for blue rubber bleb nevus

Abstract: A 21-year-old man has had extensive cutaneous and visceral manifestations of the blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome since birth. Surgical therapy with the carbon dioxide laser was successful in removing 225 skin hemangiomas without recurrences or complications such as hemorrhage and infection. The cosmetic and follow-up results have been excellent.

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“…Cutaneous lesions do not need to be treated, unless they are cosmetically unacceptable or functionally troublesome. Olsen et al [16]removed 225 skin lesions in a single patient using general anesthesia and carbon dioxide laser therapy. There has been no reported malignant transformation of BRBNS.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Cutaneous lesions do not need to be treated, unless they are cosmetically unacceptable or functionally troublesome. Olsen et al [16]removed 225 skin lesions in a single patient using general anesthesia and carbon dioxide laser therapy. There has been no reported malignant transformation of BRBNS.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…82 Recommendation 11: Cutaneous lesions may be treated by millisecond Nd:YAG (1064 nm), diode or carbon-dioxide lasers, whereas gastrointestinal lesions may be removed endoscopically with argon plasma coagulator or Nd:YAG laser (GRADE 1C). [83][84][85][86][87] Cutaneous lesions of BRBNS can be successfully treated with laser under topical anaesthesia (EMLA cream) or contact cooling. 83 characterized by vascular malformations in mucocutaneous tissues, internal organs and the central nervous system.…”
Section: Treatment Of Different Vascular Lesionsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…131,138 Destructive modalities, including carbon dioxide laser, sclerotherapy, and surgical excision, have been used to treat cutaneous lesions. 139 Symptomatic gastrointestinal venous malformations may be treated with argon or Nd:YAG laser ablation or surgical resection. 140,141 Systemic steroids have been used with some success in controlling growth of intestinal lesions.…”
Section: Diagnosis and Managementmentioning
confidence: 99%