CO2-laser in the removal of a plexiform neurofibroma from the eyelid

R. Lapid-Gortzak, O. Lapid, T. Monos, T. Lifshitz

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Abstract

We present a child with neurofibromatosis type I (NF-I) who underwent excision of a large upper lid neurofibroma using a CO2-laser. Plexiform neurofibromas are notorious for their bleeding tendency and the inability to achieve complete surgical excision. The CO2-laser is an adjunct to achieving better hemostasis and delineation of the tissue in the absence of natural tissue planes caused by the tumor's diffuse mode of growth. Using the CO2-laser achieves better cosmesis, while reducing operation time and limiting complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Volume31
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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