Acta Medica Medianae
CRIOTHERAPY IN DERMATOLOGY
Dragan L. JOVANOVIĆ, Jelica TIODOROVIĆ, Ivana BINIĆ and Radmila MILENKOVIĆ
Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases of the Clinic Center, Niš
The criotherapy is a method of local curingby low temperature. It represents a relatively frequent therapeutic method and it is used in many medical disciplines. It makes use of evaporable fluid. Today the most often used is liquid nitrogen. In dermatology the criotherapy is used for curing numerous diseases and states, most often of smaller benign tumors, some inflammatory diseases as well as smaller malign tumors such as basocellular carcinoma. It is a relatively simple method, almost patntess and especially suitable for ambulance application.
Key words: criotherapy, liquid nitrogen, criosurgery