What is the efficacy of laser vaporization in the treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Complete wart clearance after laser surgery has been reported to occur in 23-52% of patients within 3 years of surgery, and primary cure rates as high as 91% have been reported. The recurrence rates are similar to those of surgical excision. [89]

Pulsed-dye lasers and other types of lasers have been used by some, with varying degrees of success.


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