JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY AND ONCOLOGY, Volume 15 Number 5: Pages 491-4,
May 1989.



The treatment of Zoon's balanitis with the carbon dioxide laser.

Baldwin HE, Geronemus RG.

SUNY-Health Science Center,
Brooklyn.

Zoon's balanitis, or plasma cell balanitis, is a chronic erosive process of the uncircumcised penis. The lesions are often refractory to conservative topical and surgical therapy and frequently require circumcision as a curative measure. This case report describes the first reported successful use of the carbon dioxide laser in the defocused mode to vaporize the chronic penile erosions of Zoon's balanitis.

PMID: 2497162 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


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