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PRACTICE POINTS
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 244-247

Cryotherapy: Tips and tricks


1 Amanza Skin Clinic, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Faculty of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
3 Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Karalikkattil T Ashique
Medical Director and Senior Consultant Dermatologist, Amanza Skin Clinic, Perinthalmanna, 679322 Kerala.
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_141_20

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Cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen as cryogen is a well-established therapeutic modality in dermatology. In recent times, there have been many innovations and improvisation of cryotherapy for various dermatological disorders. In this article, we present a short comprehensive collation of practically useful points of cryotherapy covering the various aspects of procedure-planning, patient selection, storage and delivery techniques, and challenging clinical scenarios which can enhance the utility of this efficacious and economic treatment option.


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