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External and intralesional photocoagulation of hemangioma in children with infrared diode laser
Author(s): Ivan A. Abushkin; Valery A. Privalov; Alexander V. Lappa; Evgeny L. Besshtanko
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Paper Abstract

Infra-red diode laser with wavelength 1060 nm was used for combined treatment of 163 children aged from 21 days to 13 years with 221 hemangiomas. For interstitial coagulation a power of 1.8-2 W and a power density of 5-90 J/cm3 were used in continuous mode. For distant coagulation pulse mode was applied with pulse/pause duration 30-50/200-250 ms, average power 1.3-2 W, and power density 65-450 J/cm2. 197 (89.1 %) hemangiomas were capillary, 7 (3.2 %) cavernous, and 17 (7.7 %) combined (combination of capillary and cavernous hemangiomas). The area of hemangiomas ranged from 6 mm2 to 48 cm2. For the majority (193, 87.3 %) of hemangiomas one session of photocoagulation was enough to achieve a good cosmetic effect. However, 28 (12.7 %) hemangiomas were treated repeatedly, 11 (5%) of them needed 4-7 sessions. In 8 children with cavernous and combined hemangiomas both distant and interstitial laser coagulation were used. In all, good or excellent results were obtained in 96,3 % of the patients. In 6 (3.7%) patients with extensive combined hematomas the considerable improvement was achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5863, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions II, 58630Q (27 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.633111
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Ivan A. Abushkin, Medical Physics Ctr., Chelyabinsk State Univ. and Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Valery A. Privalov, Medical Physics Ctr., Chelyabinsk State Univ. and Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Alexander V. Lappa, Medical Physics Ctr., Chelyabinsk State Univ. and Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)
Evgeny L. Besshtanko, Medical Physics Ctr., Chelyabinsk State Univ. and Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5863:
Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions II
Hubert van den Bergh; Alfred Vogel, Editor(s)

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