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- There are chapters on skin flaps, skin grafting, dermabrasion, tissue expansion, cryosurgery, chemical peeling, hair restoration, face lifts, and sclerotherapy.
- A number of techniques have been advocated, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision of hypertrophic tissue by electrosurgery or with a laser.
- Compressed gases such as nitrous oxide are often used to reach the cold temperatures needed for cryosurgery.
- Surgical excision, dermabrasion, electrosurgery and cryosurgery may be curative.
- Most benign skin lesions can be treated successfully with any of several treatment modalities (excision, cryosurgery, electrodesiccation curettage).
- Numerous methods of treatment are effective, but the most commonly used are cryosurgery, curettage, and excision.
- Skin discomfort, generally a burning sensation, occurs with cryosurgery, but intensity is variable.
- Furthermore, no tissue is available for histological examination after cryosurgery.
- Commonly used treatments include excisional surgery, Mohs' surgery, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, curettage and electrodesiccation.
- Smaller tumors may be treated with liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, electrodessication, and curettage.
- These techniques include cryosurgery, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, alcohol injections and hepatic artery infusion.
- Clinical recurrences at one year were lower for photodynamic therapy and cryosurgery.
- Advantages of cryosurgery are that it is quick, is cost-effective, does not involve a surgical incision, and requires minimal equipment.
- In one small study, cryosurgery was associated with skin depigmentation, but was favored because repeat applications were unnecessary.
- Screening and treatment with cryosurgery could be completed in one or two visits to a clinic except for women with large cervical lesions who would be referred to hospital.
- About 10 to 15 percent of patients experience a recurrence following cryosurgery.
- Over the past 50 years, much experience has been gained in the use of cryosurgery to treat skin lesions.
- Curettage may also be used and may be used in conjunction with cryosurgery or electrodessication.
- He was told cryosurgery - offered in only a few NHS hospitals but not in Greater Manchester - could be a success as it works differently from conventional radiotherapy or surgery.
- He said that the problems of cryosurgery included how to limit the amount of damage to the surrounding tissue.
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