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The Beneficial Effects of Erbium:Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser in an Ulcer Caused by Lower Leg Arteriopathy

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Ablative fractional laser is suggested to promote wound healing in diabetic and venous leg ulcers. In this article, we report the treatment outcome of a recalcitrant foot ulceration related to lower leg arteriopathy. A 43-year-old man with typical digital substraction angiographic findings of arteriopathy was admitted to our department after 30 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. There was heterotopic tissue within the ulcer consistent with osseous metaplasia and mature bone tissue. This tissue was removed with full-field erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser, and the remaining parts received fractional erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser for the induction of wound healing. A decrease in ulcer dimensions was achieved by the second month of laser interventions without recurrence in the first-year control.

University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Dermatology, General Dr. Tevfik Saglam Cad., SBÜ Gülhane EAH Dermatoloji AD, Ankara, Turkey.

Corresponding author: Aysenur Botsali, MD, General Dr. Tevfik Saglam Cad., SBÜ Gülhane EAH Dermatoloji AD, Ankara, Turkey. (E-mail: abotsali@hotmail.com)