Title:
Laser epilation treatment for recurrent infections around a BCHI abutment
Authors:
K. Samoy , M. Goeteyn , B. Lerut
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, AZ Sint Jan, Bruges, Belgium; Department of Dermatology, AZ Sint Jan, Bruges, Belgium
Keywords:
Diode laser; bone anchored hearing aid; Holgers classification; skin reaction
Pages:
93 - 96
Abstract:
Laser epilation treatment for recurrent infections around a BCHI abutment.Objective: One of the most fre-quent complications of percutaneous bone conduction hearing implant (BCHI) surgery is dermatitis around the titanium skin-penetrating abutment. In this study, we describe a case where the hair around the BCHI abutment was removed with laser epilation. Methods: We used a long-pulsed, 800-nm LightSheer diode laser (Lumenis, Inc.) to treat recurrent soft tissue reactions caused by the ingrowth of hairs around the implant site. Results: Laser therapy prevented recurrent infections by effectively reducing hair follicles. The patient was very satisfied with the outcome and no side effects were observed. Conclusion: Diode laser therapy appears to be successful for patients suffering from recurrent infections around their BCHI abutment due to the ingrowth of hair. This treatment may be a new alternative to current standard therapies.
Issue:
Vol. 13, 2017, 2nd trimester


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Laser epilation treatment for recurrent infections around a BCHI abutment