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January 1975

Cryosurgery of Tumors of the Skin and Oral Cavity

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(1):79. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780300083022

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Cryosurgery is a therapeutic modality that has received considerable attention in otolaryngology during the last decade. This book is a testimonial to cryosurgery as an effective surgical tool to handle various difficult clinical problems. The first part of the book gives intelligible discussion on the cellular response to cryogenic temperatures and provides a scientific basis for the rationale behind cryogenic surgery.

The clinical portion of the book should be of interest to otolaryngologists in that the majority of the lesions discussed are found commonly in the head and neck region. Clear preoperative and follow-up photographs of treated skin lesions are presented along with the technique of treatment. Of special interest is the treatment of small keloids, angiomas, and actinic keratoses with cryosurgery. The results obtained in treatment of facial hemangiomas with cryosurgery is equivocal. The excellent cosmetic results obtained with basal cell carcinoma in areas such as the eyelids, nose,

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