What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Updated: Nov 15, 2016
  • Author: Nicholas V Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Procedures may include the following:

  • Procedures such as excision and curettage and electrodessication have provided satisfactory cosmetic results for nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis. [28]

  • Laser treatment has been described in nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis.

  • Excessive tissue friability and difficulty with intraoperative hemostasis were described while treating one nasal lesion with carbon dioxide laser; however, a good cosmetic result was achieved.

  • A patient treated with a tunable dye laser had a good result, and clinical improvement was maintained over 6 months.

None of these treatment methods totally eradicates lesions, which can recur.


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