Nevus of Ota: a new classification based on the response to laser treatment.

  title={Nevus of Ota: a new classification based on the response to laser treatment.},
  author={Henry H L Chan and L K Cindy Lam and David Sau Yan Wong and Rebecca S. Leung and Shun Yuen Ying and Chin Feng Lai and Wai Sun Ho and John Kien Han Chua},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE For 60 years, Tanino's classification has been used to classify the extent of nevus of Ota. However, such classification not only fails to address variants such as phacomatosis pigmentovascularis but also cannot be used to predict the therapeutic outcome. Our objective is to retrospectively study our series of laser-treated patients with the aim of re-classifying nevus of Ota, so that such important issues can be taken into account. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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