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Treatment of congential vascular disorders: classification, step program, and therapeutic procedures
Author(s): Carsten M. Philipp; Margitta Poetke; Frank Engel-Murke; J. Waldschmidt; Hans-Peter Berlien
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Paper Abstract

Because of the different step programs concerning the preoperative diagnostic and the onset of therapy for the various types of congenital vascular disorders (CVD) a clear classification is important. One has to discern the vascular malformations, including the port wine stain, from the real hemangiomas which are vascular tumors. As former classification, mostly based on histological findings, showed little evidence to a clinical step program, we developed a descriptive classification which allows an early differentiation between the two groups of CVD. In most cases this can be done by a precise medical history of the onset and development of the disorder, a close look to the clinical signs and by Duplex-Ultrasound and MRI-diagnostic. With this protocol and the case adapted use of different lasers and laser techniques we have not seen any severe complications as skin necrosis or nerve lesions.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169139
Show Author Affiliations
Carsten M. Philipp, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Margitta Poetke, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Frank Engel-Murke, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum Berlin (Germany)
J. Waldschmidt, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hans-Peter Berlien, Laser-Medizin-Zentrum GmbH and Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi M.D.; Cornelius Borst M.D.; Frank W. Cross M.D.; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer M.D.; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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