A case of solitary angiokeratoma successfully treated with a 1064-nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser.

Angiokeratomas are vascular malformations that are clinically or histologically verrucous, with superficial vessels just beneath the epidermis. Solitary angiokeratomas occur most commonly as a small, warty, black papule on the lower extremities. Various therapeutic methods, including laser, electrocoagulation, excision, and cryotherapy, may be used for their treatment. A 13-year-old girl presented to the laser clinic for the treatment of her lesions that were present for two months. A 1064-nm long-pulsed Nd:YAG (yttrium aluminium garnet) laser was used to treat the patient's lesions. We performed two laser treatment sessions at a 4-week interval. We saw the patient 1 month after the last treatment session and obtained successful cosmetically acceptable results. No recurrence was observed over a follow-up period of 3 months. Long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser is more effective for the treatment of hyperkeratotic angiokeratomas due to deeper skin penetration of laser. Long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser is an effective and safe therapeutic option for the treatment of solitary angiokeratomas.
AuthorsZekayi Kutlubay, Gökhan Gökler, Murat Küçüktaş, Burhan Engın, Server Serdaroglu
JournalJournal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology (J Cosmet Laser Ther) Vol. 17 Issue 2 Pg. 93-5 (Apr 2015) ISSN: 1476-4180 [Electronic] England
PMID25260142 (Publication Type: Journal Article)

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