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Dermatol Surg. 2002 Mar;28(3):296-8.

Hypertrophic scars after therapy with CO2 laser for treatment of multiple cutaneous neurofibromas.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands. jos@sder.azm.nl

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

CO2 laser surgery is a treatment modality for cutaneous neurofibromas.

OBJECTIVE:

Hypertrophic and atrophic scars can result from treatment with CO2 laser surgery. We present a case of cutaneous neurofibromatosis that developed hypertrophic scars postoperatively.

METHODS:

Continuous wave CO2 laser surgery therapy was applied to the patient.

RESULTS:

Hypertrophic scars developed 2 months after therapy.

CONCLUSION:

With a preliminary test treatment the patient is able to see the expected result.

PMID:
11896787
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