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Early postoperative treatment of thyroidectomy scars using a fractional carbon dioxide las

Authors
 JIN YOUNG JUNG  ;  JONG JU JEONG  ;  HYO JIN ROH  ;  SU HYUN CHO  ;  KEE YANG CHUNG  ;  WON JAI LEE  ;  KEE-HYUN NAM  ;  WOONG YOUN CHUNG  ;  JU HEE LEE 
Citation
 Dermatologic Surgery, Vol.37(2) : 217-223, 2011 
Journal Title
 Dermatologic Surgery 
ISSN
 1076-0512 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Ablative carbon dioxide fractional laser systems (CO(2) FS) have been effectively used to improve the appearance of scarring after surgical procedures, but an optimal treatment time has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CO(2) FS in early postoperative thyroidectomy scars. METHODS: Twenty-three Korean women with thyroidectomy scars were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent a single session of two passes of a CO(2) FS with a pulse energy setting of 50 mJ and a density of 100 spots/cm(2) 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: Mean Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) scores were statistically significantly lower after laser treatment. Three months after CO(2) FS treatment of thyroidectomy scarring, 12 of 23 participants showed clinical improvement of more than 51% from 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. The mean grade of clinical improvement based on independent clinical assessment was 2.6 ± 0.9. CONCLUSION: Early postoperative CO(2) FS treatment of thyroidectomy scars is effective and safe.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01853.x/abstract
DOI
10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01853.x
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (성형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Nam, Kee Hyun(남기현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6852-1190
Roh, Hyo Jin(노효진)
Lee, Won Jai(이원재) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3056-0503
Lee, Ju Hee(이주희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1739-5956
Chung, Kee Yang(정기양) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3257-0297
Chung, Woung Youn(정웅윤)
Jeong, Jong Ju(정종주) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4155-6035
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92767
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