Practical procedures and where to use them

DWS Harris

Skin lesions are easily accessible for removal or biopsy. The procedure used needs to be appropriate to the site and type of lesion involved. It is important also to keep scarring to a minimum.

Destruction of skin lesions is carried out with:

• Electrocautery

• Cryotherapy

• Laser treatment

This is suitable for lesions where the diagnosis is certain, as no specimen is available or histology.

Removal of skin lesions results in a specimen for the pathologist to examine. The techniques used are:

• Curettage and cautery

• Surgical excision

• Incisional biopsy which provides a specimen for histology to supplement the clinical diagnosis.

Cryotherapy—applying the liquid nitrogen
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