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Skin surface microscopy of port wine stains: preliminary data on classification and assessment of laser therapy results
Author(s): Guy Rotteleur; P. Huan; Serge R. Mordon; Claire Beacco; Jean Marc Brunetaud
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Paper Abstract

In order to characterize port-wine stains (PWS) before and after laser-therapy, a study using epiluminescence microscopy is achieved. The technique consists in placing a thin layer of mineral oil on the skin surface and inspecting the PWS with a Delta 10 dermatoscope (HEINE). A contact microphotography is then performed in a similar manner by means of a Dermaphot optical module (HEINE). One hundred and sixteen patients have been explored prior to laser treatment. Twenty eight have been explored at the same place three months after the first treatment and four three months after two treatments. The preliminary results are compared with Jones, Shakespeare, and Carruth's studies on transcutaneous microscopy. It is possible to classify PWS according to their epiluminescence microscopic aspect. The classification proposed by the English authors is not ideal and some adaptations are desirable, regarding particularly the background condition. Some correlation can be established between the macroscopic and microscopic aspect of PWS. It is far too early to correlate epiluminescence aspect before treatment and long term results of laser-therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2327, Medical Applications of Lasers II, (23 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197584
Show Author Affiliations
Guy Rotteleur, Hopital Huriez (France)
P. Huan, Hopital Huriez (France)
Serge R. Mordon, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (France)
Claire Beacco, 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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