What is the role of cryotherapy in the treatment of condyloma acuminatum?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Delaram Ghadishah, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Cryotherapy may be performed using an open spray or cotton-tipped applicator for 10-15 seconds and repeated as needed. Lift away mobile skin from underlying normal tissue before freezing. [4]

Cryotherapy is an excellent first-line treatment, particularly for perianal lesions.

Response rates are high with few adverse sequelae.

Adverse reactions include pain at time of treatment, erosion, ulceration, and postinflammatory hypopigmentation of skin.

Cryotherapy is safe during pregnancy


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