Successful treatment of angioma serpiginosum using a novel 532 nm potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser

J Dermatol. 2014 Nov;41(11):996-8. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.12624. Epub 2014 Oct 9.


Angioma serpiginosum (AS) is a rare, benign, vascular disorder comprising non-blanchable punctate red to purple lesions in a gyrate or serpiginous configuration. We report a case of a 38-year-old woman with a red colored eruption on her chest which was present since puberty. A novel 532 nm potassium-titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser (Excel V, Cutera Inc., Brisbane, CA, USA) was applied which resulted in near complete resolution after two sessions of treatment.

Keywords: 532 nm potassium-titanyl phosphate laser; angioma serpiginosum; near complete resolution.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Genetic Diseases, X-Linked / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lasers, Solid-State / therapeutic use*
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / congenital*
  • Skin Diseases, Vascular / surgery

Supplementary concepts

  • Angioma serpiginosum, X-linked