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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2001 August;136(4):277-80

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language: Italian

Treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic teleangectases by Nd:Yag laser and intense pulsed light source. A case report

Colaiuda S., D’Andrea V., Colaiuda F., Gasparotti M.

Università degli Studi di Roma«La Sapienza» - Roma III Clinica Chirurgica
*Università degli Studi «Tor Vergata» - Roma Chirurgia Plastica


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The use of Nd:Yag laser and Intense Pulsed Light source (IPL) treatment for facial telangectases in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease is reported, focusing on the importance of telangectasia as unesthetic-problem and on the persistent psychophysical stress undergone by these patients. A 49 year-old man was admitted for treatment of multiple telangectases of the face by Nd:Yag laser and IPL source. He presented marked cutaneous telangectases involving his face. During the first four months specialistic out-patient treatments were performed every twenty days, after which the follow-up became monthly for the 1st year and then every four months for the 2nd year. The technique used, the choise of power and the results obtained are described in detail and stress is laid on the out-patient nature of treatment, the excellent patient tolerability and the advantages obtained. In the light of these results, the authors underline the effectiveness of Nd:Yag laser and IPL source system in the treatment of this patient with facial-telangectases in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease.

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