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15 February 1994 Treatment of urogenital and anal condylomata acuminata with Neodym: YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers; (1994)
Event: Europto Biomedical Optics '93, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
Condylomata acuminata of the urogenital and anal region are sexually transmitted warts caused by infection of human papilloma virus. In the literature different treatment modalities are reported. We report the treatment of 323 patients (315 male, 8 female) with a mean age of 27.9 years using the Nd:YAG laser. In 65% the lesions were located in the fossa navicularis, in 37% at the glans, in 30% at the foreskin. Thirty-five percent of all patients required endoscopic treatment of the distal urethra. Two-hundred-seventy-nine patients had recurrence after unsuccessful pretreatment with surgical and chemical therapy. After a mean follow-up of 15.5 months (2 - 43 months) of 95 evaluable patients 15 showed recurrences all within the first 6 months. The advantages of Nd:YAG laser treatment of condylomata acuminata, which might be done in local anaesthesia, are a low rate of recurrences and complications, the option of endoscopic treatment and the excellent cosmetic results.
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Thomas Dann, Ansgar Knipper, Stephen Thomas, and Dieter Jocham "Treatment of urogenital and anal condylomata acuminata with Neodym: YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994);


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