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Clinical response of congenital melanocytic nevus (CMN) to the combined normal-mode ruby laser (NMRL) and Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) treatment method (ie, NM plus QS) was correlated with the histologic depth of nevomelanocytic nests to predict the efficacy rate and therapeutic outcome of the laser treatment. Thirty-four patients with CMN were treated(More)
Cardiac hemangiomas are rare, benign primary cardiac neoplasms. We describe the CT and MR imaging findings of a cardiac hemangioma arising from the myocardium of the left atrial appendage and protruding into the pericardial cavity. The tumor displayed homogenous density on CT, heterogeneous signal intensity on MR, and inhomogeneous enhancement after(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The reaction to intense pulsed light (IPL) on Asian skin often differs from that on Caucasian skin. The study reported herein evaluated the effect on acne vulgaris of IPL alone and when IPL was combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) using topical methyl aminolevulinate (MAL) in Asians. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Attempts at using the pulsed dye laser (PDL) operating at 585 nm wavelength and 0.45 milliseconds pulse duration to treat leg veins have been notably unsuccessful. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and complications of the 595 nm long PDL in the treatment of leg veins. STUDY DESIGN/PATIENTS AND METHODS Fourteen(More)
Although endoscopic transmaxillary repair of orbital floor fractures is a minimally invasive treatment, controversy remains regarding the method for supporting the orbital floor after elevation of the orbital contents. To date, a urethral balloon catheter has been widely used. However, it can be difficult to leave the catheter in place for a long time(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical outcome between ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) and ultrasound-guided liquid form sclerotherapy (UGLS) in patients with venous malformations (VM). METHODS Eighty-nine patients with symptomatic VM were treated with ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. There were 22 males and 67 females with mean age of 14.5 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Laser surgery for Asians differs from that for Caucasians in several important respects. In Asians, some conditions such as nevus of Ota are frequently seen and certain adverse reactions, especially postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, tend to be more common. OBJECTIVE This article reviews the use of different types of lasers and intense pulsed(More)
BACKGROUND Port wine stains (PWSs) are commonly treated by the pulsed dye laser. Recently, a long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser was used to treat bulky vascular malformations. OBJECTIVE In the present study, we compare the efficacy and complications of the long-pulse pulsed dye laser (LPPDL) and the long-pulse pulsed alexandrite laser (LPPAL) in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE As the demand for non-invasive procedures for skin tightening is increasing, combined optical and radiofrequency (RF) devices have recently emerged. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a device that combined broadband infrared (IR) light (700-2000 nm) and bipolar RF (electro-optical synergy [ELOS])(More)