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January 1979

Laser Surgery for Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Goldman) and Surgery (Dr Fidler), University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr Milroy is in private practice in Charleston, WVa. Dr Olsen is a Dermatology Fellow at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):81-82. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010053015

A 21-year-old man has had extensive cutaneous and visceral manifestations of the blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome since birth. Surgical therapy with the carbon dioxide laser was successful in removing 225 skin hemangiomas without recurrences or complications such as hemorrhage and infection. The cosmetic and follow-up results have been excellent.

(Arch Dermatol 115:81-82, 1979)