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March 1993

Management and Treatment of Benign Cutaneous Vascular Lesions

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Worcester, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(3):395. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680240141035

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As the title suggests, Management and Treatment of Benign Cutaneous Vascular Lesions provides a comprehensive approach to vascular lesions of the skin. In her preface, Dr Tan discusses the fact that the advent of laser therapy in this area of medicine has led to competing opinions that are difficult for clinicians and patients to sort out. The book examines the successes and the limitations of laser techniques in treating vascular lesions. However, the text is by no means just about lasers.

There are 14 chapters by various experts in the field. The first chapter is an outstanding and most enjoyable discussion of the now widely accepted classification of congenital vascular lesions into hemangiomas or vascular malformations. The majority of the remaining chapters deal with port-wine stains or hemangiomas, although noncongenital vascular lesions and leg veins are given some attention. One chapter is devoted to the use of anesthesia and contains

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