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Software for port wine stains laser treatment assessment
Author(s): Claire Beacco; Guy Rotteleur; J. C. Beani; Frederic Laffitte; Dominique Teillac-Hamel; Serge R. Mordon; Dominique Cochelard; Jean Marc Brunetaud
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Paper Abstract

Four French laser centers worked together to elaborate a software able to give information on PWS treatment. It is based on a questionnaire describing PWS characteristics, laser treatment modalities, and results. The software was implemented in the four centers for evaluation. From October 1991 to June 1994, 893 patients' files were recorded and analyzed. Patients older than 15 years represented more than 50% of treatments. In all centers, the main location of PWS was the face (65%). Half of the PWS treated were under 30 cm2. The distribution of PWS in 4 color groups differed widely from one center to another. The four centers used a HexascanR and more than half of the treatments were performed without anesthesia. The percentage of `good to excellent' fading was more important for PWS with initial color `red and purple,' for PWS with locations to `neck and face,' and increased with patients' age. In all centers, scarring occurrence was negligible. Treatment modalities were not discriminant for quality of fading. Evaluation of PWS color is very subjective but all participants agree on the evaluation of treatment results. This software is a first step to document the PWS laser treatment, but an objective method for characterization is strongly needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II, (23 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197578
Show Author Affiliations
Claire Beacco, Hopital Huriez (France)
Guy Rotteleur, Hopital Huriez (France)
J. C. Beani, Hopital A. Michallon (France)
Frederic Laffitte, Hopital Rangueil (France)
Dominique Teillac-Hamel, Hopital Necker (France)
Serge R. Mordon, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (France)
Dominique Cochelard, Hopital Huriez (France)
Jean Marc Brunetaud, Hopital Huriez (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2327:
Medical Applications of Lasers II
Stephen G. Bown; J. Escourrou; Frank Frank; Herbert J. Geschwind; Guilhem Godlewski; Frederic Laffitte; Hans H. Scherer, Editor(s)

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