Highlighting the available evidence base, this books is the most authoritative manual for clinicians based upon the risks and benefits of the procedure across all indications with special emphasis on a comprehensive review of the many skin lesions amenable to treatment with cryosurgery Practical and yet comprehensive in outlook, in this a group of international authorities in all aspects of cryosurgery and cryotherapy present the most comprehensive clinically relevant reference for practicing dermatology physicians.
Practical and yet comprehensive in outlook, in this book the Editor is assembling a group of international authorities in all aspects of cryosurgery and cryotherapy to produce the most comprehsive clinically relevant reference for practicing dermatology physicians.
Highlighting the available evidence base, the Editor and contributors are creating the most authoritative manual for clinicians based upon the risks and benefits of the procedure across all indications with special emphasis on a comprehensive review of the many skin lesions amenable to treatment with cryosurgery.
1. Introduction. 2. Physics – Principles of heat transfer, Cryogens, Effects of cold temperature on biologic systems, Effects of cold temperature on the skin (Histopathology).3. Equipment – Liquid Nitrogen Generation and Storage (In office generators, Dewars, Withdrawal devices, Stands, Gloves), Delivery Systems, Dispensing units: Thermos / Vacuum Insulated Bottles, Cups, Flasks, Tips: Cotton Tipped Applicators, Sprayers, Cones, Closed Probes, Chambers, Needles (intralesional), Tweezers, Miscellaneous (adaptors, bent extentions, etc.), Monitorization: Tissue temperature monitor, Thermocouple (needles), Ultrasound, MRI/CAT Scan, Other).4. Therapeutic Principles – Patient Selection (and contraindications), Lesion, Selection (and contraindications), Method Selection, Equipment Selection, Cryosurgeon Selection.5. Expected Events – Pre-Operative, Patient / Caregiver Instructions, Post-Operative: Evolution, Recovery (Post operative, Recovery).6. Adverse Events – Acute Complications, Late Complications, Chronic Complications, Prevention and Management (Anesthesia, Dressings, etc.).7. Advantages and Disadvantages of Cryosurgery.8. Cryosurgery in Special Populations – Children, Pregnant Women, Mentally Handicapped (retardation, Alzheimer’s, etc.), Institutionalized (Nursing homes, prisons, military, etc.), Immunosuppressed, HIV Positive. 9. Palliative Cryosurgery.10. Costs of Cryosurgery.11. Future of Cryosurgery.12. Benign Skin Conditions – Acne, Alopecia, Angiokeratomas, Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia, Callouses, Corns, Clavi and Tylomas, Cheilitis , Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Chronica Helicis, Chromoblastomycosis, Colloid Millium, Condyloma Acuminatum, Dermatofibromas, Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa, Epidermal Nevi, Fibrous Papules, Granuloma Annulare, Granuloma Faciale, Granuloma Fissuratum, Hemangiomas, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, Hyperkeratosis of the Nipple and Areola, Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis,
Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars, Larva Migrans, Leishmaniasis, Lentigo Simplex / Solar, Lentigo, Benign Mucosal, Leukoplakia, Lichen Planus, Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicans, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Lupus (Discoid), Lymphangioma Circumscriptum, Lymphocytoma Cutis, Molluscum Contagiosum, Milium, Mucoid Cysts, Nevus Sebaceous, Orf, Porokeratosis of Mibelli, Porokeratosis, Linear, Porokeratosis, Disseminated Actinic, Psoriasis, Prurigo Nodularis, Pruritus Ani, Pyogenic Granuloma, Rhinophyma, Rosacea, Sarcoidosis, Seborrheic / Stucco Keratosis, Skin Tags / Soft Fibromas, Steatocystoma Multiplex, Syringoma, Tatoo, Tuberous Sclerosis, Venous Lake, Verruca Vulgaris, Verruca Palmaris, Verruca Plantaris, Verruca Plana, Verruca Filiformis, Xanthomas. 13. Pre-Malignant and Malignant Skin Conditions: Actinic Keratosis, Bowens Disease, Bowenoid Papulosis, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Carcinoma, Verrucous (Epithelioma Cuniculatum), Kaposi Sarcoma, Keratoacanthoma, Lentigo Maligna, Lentigo Maligna Melanoma, Leukoplakias, Malignant Melanoma
“This is by far the most comprehensive book on cryotherapy. It covers biochemical intracellular and extracellular changes resulting from freezing as well as immunological mechanisms responsible for clearing cancer and warts. … The purpose is to expand dermatologists’ horizons on using cryotherapy for a broad range of diseases and entities. The audience is dermatologists and dermatology residents.” (Patricia Wong, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)
Dr. Abramovits is an internationally recognized Dermatologist. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish. He has been board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology since 1995 and is a member of several prestigious medical societies.
Comprehensive cryosurgery/cryotherapy reference
Practical format, highly illustrated