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Saturday, March 02
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
William Abramovits, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Assess how cryosurgery works to selectively destroy lesional skin while preserving surrounding healthy tissues.
- Identify lesions and patients for whom cryosurgery may be the treatment of choice.
- Select equipment to optimize the performance of cryosurgery
When cryosurgery is skillfully performed the cure rates for many types of skin cancers, pre-malignant and benign lesions should be high, the peri- and postoperative morbidity should be minor, and the cosmetic result gratifying.
Cryosurgery is very operator dependent; it requires fundamental knowledge in the physics of cryobiology, skin anatomy and physiology, pathology, and the clinical acumen that is to be expected only from a dermatologist.
I will present the proper selection of lesions, patients, and technique.