I have a very large venous malformation that comprises a good portion of the right side of my face/neck/tongue. I am having a Yag treatment(s) performed on the areas that he can get to - which are the lower inner lip, tongue, inner cheek, palate and neck (This is the first part of a multi-prong treatment). My question is - how much swelling/blistering is common? I am a little worried about my tongue becoming too swollen to breath or swallow. I am fine with the other parts. Thanks in advance.
Yag Laser Treatment - Venous Malformation (Tongue, Lip, Cheek, Palate, Neck)? (photo)
Doctor Answers (3)
I am slightly concerned where this malformation leads to. I would see a head and neck surgeon to see if any radiologic studies should be done first. There are hospitals that have conferences which are attended by radiologists, laser surgeons and plastic surgeons to discuss cases such as yours. If there is a medical school in your area call them and see if this exists.
Treatment of AV malformation of the lip, tongue, cheek with lasers ... Buffalo Niagara, NY
The lip lesion can easily be treated with a long pulse laser or q switched laser.
Should be minimal swelling and bruising.
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