What is required for electrosurgery to treat human papillomavirus (HPV) disease?

Updated: Feb 20, 2020
  • Author: Peter A Gearhart, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Electrosurgical methods usually require only local anesthesia and may be employed in an outpatient setting if the appropriate equipment is available. Because HPV DNA has been found in smoke plumes, procedures to evacuate the smoke and prevent inhalation must be followed.

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