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Zoon's balanitis treated with Erbium:YAG laser ablation.
Lasers Surg Med. 2002; 30(2):123-6.LS

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE

Zoon's balanitis (ZB) is an uncommon, benign, idiopathic inflammatory condition affecting uncircumcised males. Definitive treatments include circumcision and carbon dioxide (CO2) laser ablation. We describe an alternative laser modality showing efficacy in the treatment of ZB.

STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS

We report the first case of ZB effectively treated with Erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser ablation. We review the pathogenesis and medical, surgical, and laser management of ZB.

RESULTS

Our patient demonstrated a long-term clinical and histologic cure after Er:YAG laser ablation of ZB.

CONCLUSIONS

As an alternative to circumcision or continuous wave CO2 laser, we propose a trial of Er:YAG laser ablation as a low risk, first line treatment of ZB.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA. John.Albertini@cen.amedd.army.milNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11870791

Citation

Albertini, John G., et al. "Zoon's Balanitis Treated With Erbium:YAG Laser Ablation." Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 30, no. 2, 2002, pp. 123-6.
Albertini JG, Holck DE, Farley MF. Zoon's balanitis treated with Erbium:YAG laser ablation. Lasers Surg Med. 2002;30(2):123-6.
Albertini, J. G., Holck, D. E., & Farley, M. F. (2002). Zoon's balanitis treated with Erbium:YAG laser ablation. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 30(2), 123-6.
Albertini JG, Holck DE, Farley MF. Zoon's Balanitis Treated With Erbium:YAG Laser Ablation. Lasers Surg Med. 2002;30(2):123-6. PubMed PMID: 11870791.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zoon's balanitis treated with Erbium:YAG laser ablation. AU - Albertini,John G, AU - Holck,David E E, AU - Farley,Mary F, PY - 2002/3/1/pubmed PY - 2002/8/29/medline PY - 2002/3/1/entrez SP - 123 EP - 6 JF - Lasers in surgery and medicine JO - Lasers Surg Med VL - 30 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Zoon's balanitis (ZB) is an uncommon, benign, idiopathic inflammatory condition affecting uncircumcised males. Definitive treatments include circumcision and carbon dioxide (CO2) laser ablation. We describe an alternative laser modality showing efficacy in the treatment of ZB. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report the first case of ZB effectively treated with Erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser ablation. We review the pathogenesis and medical, surgical, and laser management of ZB. RESULTS: Our patient demonstrated a long-term clinical and histologic cure after Er:YAG laser ablation of ZB. CONCLUSIONS: As an alternative to circumcision or continuous wave CO2 laser, we propose a trial of Er:YAG laser ablation as a low risk, first line treatment of ZB. SN - 0196-8092 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11870791/Zoon's_balanitis_treated_with_Erbium:YAG_laser_ablation_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.10037 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -