Skin Cryotherapy

Consent Form

Conset Form

Equipment List

Nitrile exam gloves (1 pair)

Liquid nitrogen (1)

Ear speculums (1 each size)

Procedure Note


Procedure was discussed with the patient including indications, risks, benefits, and alternatives.  Local post-procedure care discussed.  Side effects of treatment discussed.  All questions answered.  The patient opted to go forward with procedure.  Timeout performed.  The lesion was treated with light cryotherapy using cryo-cautery. The nozzle of the spray gun was positioned 1.0 to 1.5 cm above the skin surface and aimed at the center of the target lesion.  Liquid nitrogen applied until an ice field encompassed the lesion and the desired margin of _ mm.  Freeze thaw freeze technique was performed with complete thawing between cycles.  A total of _ lesions treated.  Patient tolerated procedure well.


Cutaneous Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions, AAFP 2020