Treatment of multiple cutaneous leiomyomas with CO2 laser ablation.

@article{Christenson2000TreatmentOM,
  title={Treatment of multiple cutaneous leiomyomas with CO2 laser ablation.},
  author={Leslie J Christenson and Karen Y. Smith and Christopher J. Arpey},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={319-22}
}
BACKGROUND Cutaneous leiomyomas are benign tumors that can be exquisitely painful. Symptomatic lesions often necessitate treatment, but many options are inadequate or create substantial morbidity. Without a definitive therapy of first choice, the search continues for alternative methods to alleviate discomfort in affected patients. OBJECTIVE To describe the use of CO2 laser ablation for the symptomatic treatment of a 73-year-old woman with multiple cutaneous leiomyomas in whom pharmacologic… CONTINUE READING

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