Indications and Contraindications

Cryotherapy can be an important treatment option for many lesions commonly encountered in a primary care clinical practice. It can be used in all age groups to treat a number of dermatologic lesions. Even though well tolerated, cryosurgery also has contraindications (Box 28-2). Some body areas or conditions should be approached with prudence because of increased complication risks. Basal cell cancers, particularly in the nasolabial fold or periauricular area, tend to be

Box 28-2 Cryotherapy: Indications and Contraindications

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