Porokeratosis of Mibelli: Rapid Recurrence of a Large Lesion After Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment

Toni Lewis McCullough, Jack Leiter Lesher

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Abstract: Porokeratosis of Mibelli was diagnosed in a 9‐year‐old Afro‐American girl. The lesion was rather large (4.1 x 2.0 cm) and had developed rapidly over the course of six months. Considering the potential for malignant transformation without neglecting the importance of cosmesis, carbon dioxide laser vaporization with curettage was chosen to ablate the lesion. Within two months the entire treated area revealed recurrent porokeratosis. Due to the aggressive nature of this lesion, complete excision was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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