Ablation of facial adenoma sebaceum using the versajet™ hydrosurgery system

Martin Grohmann, Stefan Benedikt, Abigail Forbes, Ivo Justich

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Sebaceous adenomas, histologically facial angiofibromas, are closely associated with the tuberous sclerosis complex. The dermatologic disorder constitutes one of the main characteristics for that disease. The lesions commonly involve the central part of the face, including the cheeks, perioral region and nose with predominance in the nasolabial folds, causing a major cosmetic disfigurement. Aesthetic surgery of the face comprises different forms of ablative treatments using mechanical dermabrasion, shave excision, radiofrequency ablation, cryosurgery, laser therapy, and electrocoagulation. The use of Versajet™ Hydrosurgery System has not been previously described in the treatment of adenoma sebaceum so far. In this case report, we present the successful application of this hydrosurgical system in a patient with tuberous sclerosis and multiple facial angiofibromas indicating it as a feasible, effective, reliable, and economical treatment option. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • Angiofibroma
  • Sebaceous adenoma
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Versajet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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