William Kennedy

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  • POTASSIUM THIOPHOSPHATE LASER TREATMENT OF GENITOURINARY HEMANGIOMA IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION JOURNAL OF UROLOGY Kennedy, W. A., Hensle, T. W., GIELLA, J., HENDRICKS, J. G., Treat, M. 1993; 150 (3): 950-952

    Abstract:

    Multiple hemangiomas of the urogenital system are uncommon lesions that usually recur and can cause significant morbidity. Three pediatric patients with urethral, bladder, penile, scrotal and vaginal hemangiomas underwent treatment of these lesions with the potassium thiophosphate laser. All patients had multiple lesions and suffered from recurrent bleeding before treatment. Potassium thiophosphate photocoagulation was delivered to the surface, urethral and vaginal lesions. Treatment-associated bleeding did not occur in any case. Followup urogenital and cystoscopic examinations revealed complete obliteration or marked diminution in the size of the treated hemangiomas. All patients had a decrease in the frequency and intensity of bleeding episodes and 2 were subsequently without further episodes of bleeding. Potassium thiophosphate laser photoablation provides excellent results in the pediatric population and is preferred to more extensive surgical intervention.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993LR89000041

    View details for PubMedID 8345617

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