Dr. Martin Kaplan’s patient, a 75-year-old female came to him with a small tumor on her lower lip. Dr. Kaplan diagnosed it as a fibroma and recommended it to be excised and biopsied. He used a LightScalpel CO2 laser to easily and bloodlessly excise the tissue. The excised tissue was then sent to a Pathologist for a histologic examination. The Pathologist’s results confirmed that it was a benign fibroma.
The photos from the two-week follow-up visit show excellent healing (See figures 5A and B).
The excision of fibroma with a LightScapel CO2 laser is a minimally invasive and typically suture-free surgical modality that ensures dependable treatment. Because of the excellent hemostasis it provides and the minimal damage it causes to the surrounding tissues, a CO2 laser is especially well suited for removing these lesions. To learn more about LightScalpel CO2 laser fibroma removal, click here.
About Dr. Kaplan
Martin A. Kaplan, DMD, boarded AAPD pediatric dentist, developed the first in the country comprehensive Infant Laser Frenotomy class at Tufts University Dental/Medical Center in Boston. He is a recipient of the Kumar Patel Prize in Laser Surgery in 2020. Dr. Kaplan has lectured nationally and internationally, has co-authored several dental articles, and has been a contributing author in several dental texts including the Journal of the American Laser Study Club – Infant Laser Frenectomy Special Issue.