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Congenital Smooth Muscle Hamartoma on the Face Treated Using Vascular Laser


Address correspondence to Emiliano Grillo, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Ramón y Cajal Hospital, University of Alcalá, Carretera de Colmenar Viejo, km 9.100, 28034 Madrid, Spain, or e-mail:


Abstract:  A congenital smooth muscle hamartoma is a rare, benign proliferation of smooth muscle bundles in the dermis that is usually diagnosed in the neonatal period or infancy. Surgical excision is the first-line therapeutic option, but in certain areas such as the face, surgery may be too aggressive, and different treatments should be considered. We present the case of a congenital smooth muscle hamartoma on the face treated using pulsed dye laser with good response.