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Cutaneous hyperpigmentation after endovenous laser therapy: a case report and literature review.

Abstract
Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for the treatment of varicose veins has been shown to be effective and relatively safe. Reported complications are few and transient. Whereas it is not uncommon to have cutaneous hyperpigmentation following treatment modalities such as sclerotherapy, only a few reports of transient hyperpigmentation following EVLT have been mentioned in the literature. We report a case of persistent hyperpigmentation following successful varicose vein treatment by EVLT.
AuthorsAnthony Mekako, Ian Chetter
JournalAnnals of vascular surgery (Ann Vasc Surg) Vol. 21 Issue 5 Pg. 637-9 (Sep 2007) ISSN: 0890-5096 [Print] United States
PMID17499966 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hyperpigmentation (etiology)
  • Laser Therapy (adverse effects)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
  • Varicose Veins (surgery)
  • Venous Insufficiency (surgery)

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