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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Dermatology Online Journal|
|State||Published - Nov 2008|
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