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15 February 1994 Treatment of congential vascular disorders: classification, step program, and therapeutic procedures
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Proceedings Volume 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers; (1994)
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Because of the different step programs concerning the preoperative diagnostic and the onset of therapy for the various types of congenital vascular disorders (CVD) a clear classification is important. One has to discern the vascular malformations, including the port wine stain, from the real hemangiomas which are vascular tumors. As former classification, mostly based on histological findings, showed little evidence to a clinical step program, we developed a descriptive classification which allows an early differentiation between the two groups of CVD. In most cases this can be done by a precise medical history of the onset and development of the disorder, a close look to the clinical signs and by Duplex-Ultrasound and MRI-diagnostic. With this protocol and the case adapted use of different lasers and laser techniques we have not seen any severe complications as skin necrosis or nerve lesions.
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Carsten M. Philipp, Margitta Poetke, Frank Engel-Murke, J. Waldschmidt, and Hans-Peter Berlien "Treatment of congential vascular disorders: classification, step program, and therapeutic procedures", Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994);


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