Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of a conjunctival vascular tumor

F. W. Fraunfelder, F. T. Fraunfelder

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Abstract

Purpose: To report the successful use of liquid nitrogen cryotherapy in treating a conjunctival vascular tumor. Methods: A Brymil unit with a "D" tip was used to apply a liquid nitrogen spray for cryotherapy, using a previously described double freeze-thaw technique. Results: One year after treatment, the suspected hemangioma was markedly decreased in size and redness. Conclusion: Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy should be considered as an alternative to more frequently used methods of treatment of conjunctival vascular tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-117
Number of pages2
JournalCornea
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Conjunctiva
  • Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy
  • Vascular tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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