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Freezing Method of Kuwahara et al for Removal of a Benign Skin Lesion

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Dermatology
General Surgery

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Kuwahara et al used cold forceps to remove a raised benign skin lesion such as a skin tag or wart. A benign lesion usually is treated to –20°C. One advantage of this method is that there is less freezing of adjacent tissue (less collateral damage).

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