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Orofacial lymphatic malformation: management with a three steps diode laser protocol
Author(s): Simona Miccoli; Angela Tempesta; Luisa Limongelli; Concetta Caporusso; Daniela Di Venere; Massimo Petruzzi; Mariagrazia Lacaita; Eugenio Maiorano; Gianfranco Favia
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Paper Abstract

Lymphatic Malformation (LM) according to ISSVA Classification, is a rare benign disorder with unknown aetiology. LM may grow slowly over years or develop rapidly over the course of days becoming a bulky lump, infected or bleeding. We propose our three steps Diode Laser protocol for LM management, based on its persistent vascular blood component. 1. Histological and cytological examination, to evaluate the vascular blood component (10-40%), shows mature lymphocytes with red blood cells and endothelial cells. 2. Diode Laser Photocoagulation (DLP) in pulsed mode (on 100ms / off 400ms) at 10W and 800nm with a 300μm fibre kept 2-3mm from the tissues, to reduce the lesion. 3. Diode Laser surgical excision in pulsed mode (on 50ms / off 200ms) at 8W and 800nm with a 300 μm fibre in close contact with tissues, and histological intraoperative margins control on frozen sections. Even if it has inconstant results (lesions decreasing rate is 10% to 40% proportionally to vascular blood component), DLP simplifies the last and the most important step. Use of Diode Laser also in surgical excision reduces intra and postoperatory complications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8925, Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine, 892506 (14 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044043
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Simona Miccoli, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Angela Tempesta, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Luisa Limongelli, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Concetta Caporusso, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Daniela Di Venere, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Massimo Petruzzi, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Mariagrazia Lacaita, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Eugenio Maiorano, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)
Gianfranco Favia, Univ. degli Studi di Bari (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8925:
Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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