Boston, Massachusetts, and Chicago, Illinois
Hemorrhagic lymphatic malformation (formerly called hemolymphangioma) of the tongue is an uncommon malformation that may pose both functional and cosmetic problems for the patient. The challenge has been to find a conservative treatment with low morbidity and better results than those achieved with surgical excision, which has been the mainstay of therapy. We report a case of successful treatment of a hemorrhagic lymphatic malformation of the tongue with a variable-pulse 595-nm pulsed-dye laser (Vbeam; Candela Corp, Wayland, Mass). In this patient, pulsed-dye laser treatment of the hemorrhagic lymphatic malformation achieved satisfactory functional and cosmetic outcomes. Its use in superficial vascular lesions of the mucosa should be considered.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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Presented at the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery–American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9-12, 2003.