Management of condylomata acuminata with the carbon dioxide laser

John W. Calkins, B. J. Masterson, J. F. Magrina, C. V. Capen

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Ninety-four patients with condylomata acuminata of the lower genital tract and perianal region were treated with the carbon dioxide laser. Most were managed in the outpatient clinic, but 1 to 4 treatments were required depending upon extent of involvement. Of 90 patients, 75 (83.3%) were free of lesions on all follow-up examinations after initial treatment. Of 15 patients with recurrent lesions, 13 underwent a second laser treatment; 7 of these 13 have been subsequently free of condylomata. The overall success rate was 91%. The carbon dioxide laser provides an appealing method of management of condylomata acuminata because of its precision, rapid healing without scarring, and safety when used during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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