Which simple surgical techniques are used to remove benign skin lesions?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Curettage, electrosurgery, and cryosurgery (additional techniques for removing simple benign lesions) are all simple procedures that can be performed in the clinic setting with minimal patient preparation. The procedures are primarily ablative techniques; they cannot be used for tissue diagnosis.

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