AbstractThe objective of this study is to establish a safe protocol for treatment of vascular lesions in oral and maxillofacial area without compromising function and aesthetic illustrated with a clinical case. In general, surgical removal of vascular lesions carriers the risk of hemorrhage. One of the alternative methods of treatment is chemical or physical sclerosis; in the mouth, mainly on the lip, the risk of aesthetic compromise exists when surgery and/or sclerosing agents are used. A hemangioma of the lower lip was diagnosed by clinical appearance. Vaporization of the lesion was performed with carbon dioxide laser at 10 watts, continuous mode and 0.8 mm focus diameter. The patient was followed after 24 hours, 7, 15, 30 days and one year, without presenting any intercurrence. The protocol established for the present case was satisfactory both the aesthetical and functional points of view. We believe that the carbon dioxide laser could be one of the choice of treatment in cases of vascular lesions of the oral cavity.
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