What is the role of carbon dioxide lasers in the treatment of condyloma acuminatum?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Delaram Ghadishah, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Use carbon dioxide laser treatment for extensive or recurrent condyloma acuminatum. [6]

Potentially infectious HPV-6 DNA has been detected in the carbon dioxide laser plume.

Local, regional, or general anesthesia is required. Eutectic mixture of local anesthetics (EMLA) cream may be used as an alternative anesthetic.


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