BACKGROUND. CO2 laser surgery is a treatment modality for cutaneous neurofibromas. OBJECTIVE. Hypertrophic and atrophic scars can result from treatment with CO2 laser surgery. We present a case of cutaneous neurofibromatosis that developed hypertrophic scars postoperatively. METHODS. Continuous wave CO2 laser surgery therapy was applied to the patient. RESULTS. Hypertrophic scars developed 2 months after therapy. CONCLUSION. With a preliminary test treatment the patient is able to see the expected result.

dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1524-4725.2002.01145.x, hdl.handle.net/1765/54189
Dermatologic Surgery
Department of Dermatology

Ostertag, J.U, Theunissen, C.C.W, & Neumann, H.A.M. (2002). Hypertrophic scars after therapy with CO2 laser for treatment of multiple cutaneous neurofibromas. Dermatologic Surgery, 28(3), 296–298. doi:10.1046/j.1524-4725.2002.01145.x