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September 1992

Atlas of Cutaneous Laser Surgery

Author Affiliations

New York, NY

 

edited by David F. Apfelberg, 495 pp, with color illus, $195, New York, NY, Raven Press, 1991

Arch Dermatol. 1992;128(9):1289. doi:10.1001/archderm.1992.01680190149030

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Abstract

The Atlas of Cutaneous Laser Surgery was intended to provide a "how-to-do-it" demonstration of a variety of laser procedures. The editor also states in his preface that the atlas will allow patients to see how their procedure is going to be performed and what type of results they might expect. The material is presented in case-summary form by 84 physicians and/or nurses. Each case presented was selected by the contributor as a means of providing a brief review of the case with an explanation as to why a particular laser was chosen for that therapeutic problem, with an emphasis on the actual technique. The technical aspect of the procedure is then followed by a brief explanation of precautions and posttreatment care.

The case summaries are preceded by three introductory chapters regarding the physical principles of lasers, laser safety, and eye safety during laser treatment of the eyelid. The introductory chapter

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