2015, XVIII, 315 p. 264 illus., 231 illus. in color.
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Up-to-date practical manual that also explains the theoretical basis for applications of cryosurgery
Step-by-step tutorials for each cryosurgical procedure
Descriptions of various combination treatments that can be used to improve results
This book aims to fill the gap created by the lack of formal training in cryosurgery, which leads not only to an underutilization of the technique but also to inappropriate uses with unpleasant consequences for patients. The book covers all practical aspects of cryosurgery and also offers a theoretical foundation for practice. Basic principles, equipment, and techniques are described, and procedures are explained step by step for a range of applications, including common benign lesions, vascular lesions, premalignant conditions, and malignancies. An important feature is the coverage of the latest advances in combination treatments such as topical drugs and cryosurgery, ultrasound and cryosurgery, photography and cryosurgery, cryobiopsy, and immunocryosurgery. Use of cryosurgery as palliative treatment is also discussed, and the closing chapters consider postoperative care, complications, and future directions.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Cryotherapy - Dermato oncology - Dermatologic surgery - Malignant lesion - Minimally invasive technique - Skin cancer