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Session Information

FRM F060 - Cryosurgery

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Saturday, March 02

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room D237/238/239

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Director: William Abramovits, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
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.