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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: The techniques of using cryotherapy, lesions amenable to cryotherapy, and the cellular changes that occur during cryotherapy are discussed. After you read this book, you will see that virtually everything can be treated with cryotherapy. Forget purchasing a laser!
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to educate dermatologists in the proper use of cryotherapy and inform them about the myriad of conditions that can be effectively treated.
Audience: The audience is dermatologists beginning their training. This book should be a core reference in all medical libraries with a dermatology department.
Features: There are many clinical photographs showing the stages of healing after cryotherapy and the different skin problems that the authors have treated. Cryotherapy is a simple procedure that can easily be performed in an outpatient setting. The chapter on the potential risks is enlightening. The authors report one case of hemorrhage requiring transfusion. The technique is deceptively straightforward but does have some serious risks which are well covered.
Assessment: Budding dermatologists in training would benefit from reading this book before attempting cryotherapy. It is not fun to learn about all the things that could go wrong if cryotherapy is performed incorrectly. It is much better to read about it and be prepared. The topic should be required reading.