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Minerva Pediatrica 2014 December;66(6):585-6

language: English

Laser treatment of angiofibromas in tuberous sclerosis

Pignatti M. 1, Spaggiari A. 1, Sala P. 1, Loschi P. 1, Fiumana E. 2, Faggioli R. 2

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Policlinico di Modena, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy;
2 Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy


Tuberous sclerosis complex is an autosomal dominant disorder that can cause nonmalignant hamartomas in any organ. Angiofibromas are the most disturbing marker of the disease because they are conspicuously present on the face. We report the case of a 15-year-old girl affected by tuberous sclerosis, whose facial angiofibromas were satisfactorily treated by a green light vascular laser (532 nm).

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