Treatment of gingival fibromas using CO2 laser and electrosurgery in a patient with tuberous sclerosis

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Abstract

A 10-year-old boy with a history of tuberous sclerosis was sent for evaluation of numerous papules on his lower gum area. The parent was concerned that the lesions were interfering with oral hygiene. A diagnosis of oral fibromas was made and treatment options of gingivectomy or electrosurgery combined with carbon dioxide laser were described to the patient and his parent. Therapy with electrocautery and a pulsed carbon dioxide laser was decided on and utilized. We describe for the first time the combination of electrosurgery and carbon dioxide laser as a treatment method for oral fibromas. A short review of the literature regarding diagnosis and treatment is included with this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume14
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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  • Dermatology

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