Cryotherapy for skin cancer: results over a 5-year period using liquid nitrogen spray cryosurgery.

@article{Holt1988CryotherapyFS,
  title={Cryotherapy for skin cancer: results over a 5-year period using liquid nitrogen spray cryosurgery.},
  author={PeterJ. A. Holt},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={1988},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={
          231-40
        }
}
Three hundred and ninety five selected non-melanoma skin cancers were treated and followed up during the period 1981-1986, using a standardized cryosurgical technique. There was an overall cure rate of 97%. Recurrences were seen in 6 out of 225 (2.7%) treated basal cell carcinomas at a median time of 18 months, 1 of 34 (2.9%) squamous cell carcinomas, with a recurrence at 6 months post-operatively and 1 out of 128 (0.8%) of Bowen's tumours which recurred 6 months after treatment. The patients… CONTINUE READING
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