How is cryotherapy performed for the treatment of conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Cryotherapy is performed, in a double freeze-thaw manner, to the edges of the uninvolved conjunctiva and Tenon capsule. It also can be applied to the involved limbal area. The exposed sclera occasionally is treated with 100% ethanol to devitalize any remaining tumor cells. All excised tissues are submitted for histopathologic analysis.


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