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July 1985

Advances in Laser Skin Surgery for Vascular Lesions

Author Affiliations

From the Western Institute for Laser Treatment, Santa Barbara, Calif (Drs Keller and Doiron), and the Department of Otolaryngology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago (Dr Weingarten).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(7):437-440. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800090051006

• Recent advances in laser techniques for the treatment of vascular lesions have attempted to overcome the disadvantages of argon laser therapy. The trend toward a more selective treatment of these lesions, with preservation of as much normal tissue as possible, has been set. Minimal argon laser methods, yellow-dye lasers, and treatment with hematoporphyrin derivative photodynamic therapy extend the abilities of the laser surgeon to treat port-wine stains and other vascular lesions safely.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:437-440)

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