New technique using combined pulsed dye laser and fractional resurfacing for treating facial angiofibromas in tuberous sclerosis.
ABSTRACT Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a well-described genetic disorder that is classically associated with up to hundreds of facial angiofibromas. Due to the progressive nature of the skin lesions and the early clinical presentation, a safe and effective technique for treating these disfiguring skin lesions is needed.
We report a combinatorial technique for treating the angiofibromas of TS. We present a case series of three TS patients treated with this technique combining pinpoint electrosurgery, pulsed-dye laser treatment, and ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR).
In all presented cases, improvement in the number and appearance of facial angiofibromas and erythema is noted. No scarring or adverse events were reported.
The technique of electrosurgery, pulsed-dye laser treatment, and AFR represents a new and safe therapeutic option for treating facial angiofibromas associated with TS.
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ABSTRACT: The angiofibromas of Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is well described manifestation. Due to the progressive nature of the skin lesion, a safe and effective technique for treating these disfiguring skin lesions is needed. We report a targeted topical and combination laser technique for treating the angiofibromas of TS in one patient. This includes treatment with topical sirolimus, pinpoint electrosurgery, pulsed-dye laser treatment, and ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR). Improvement in the number and appearance of facial angiofibromas and erythema is noted, without scarring or adverse events. The technique of targeted therapy with sirolimus with electrosurgery, pulsed dye laser treatment, and AFR represents an innovative, safe therapeutic option for treating facial angiofibromas associated with TS. Lasers Surg. Med. 45:555-557, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 11/2013; 45(9):555-7. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Please cite this article as: Dill PE, Bernardis GD, Weber P, Lösch U, Topical everolimus for facial angiofibromas in the tuberous sclerosis complex. A first case report, Pediatric Neurology (2014), doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2014.02.016. This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. As a service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript. The manuscript will undergo copyediting, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof before it is published in its final form. Please note that during the production process errors may be discovered which could affect the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain.
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ABSTRACT: Tuberous sclerosis, an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome seen in approximately 1 in 6,000 people worldwide, is characterized by the appearance of hamartomas in multiple organs. The classic clinical triad consists of angiofibromas, epilepsy, and developmental delay. Dermatologic disorder is one of the main characteristics. Angiofibromas, a common form of presentation, causes significant cosmetic and medical problems. The current treatment for skin lesions is laser therapy. The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has been used satisfactorily in treating these lesions, but several studies have demonstrated a high percentage of recurrences. Erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser treatment has been used to resurface skin abnormalities in patients with dermatologic conditions. The dye laser as an alternative uses the principles of selective photothermolysis and is very effective in treating the vascular component of tuberous sclerosis. The use of all these lasers to treat skin lesions in patients affected by tuberous sclerosis has never been described in the literature. A retrospective study, conducted from 2007 to May 2013, investigated 13 patients who had tuberous sclerosis treated with an erbium:YAG/CO2/dye laser combination. All the patients showed great improvement of their skin lesions. The results were evident immediately after the first treatment. No patient experienced complications or recurrence. The combined use of the erbium:YAG/Dye/CO2 laser is a safe and effective treatment for skin lesions in patients affected by tuberous sclerosis. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 12/2013; · 1.26 Impact Factor