Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies

Frederick (Fritz) Fraunfelder, S. A. Zacarian, D. L. Wingfield, B. L. Limmer

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A total of 164 nodular and infiltrative eyelid basal cell carcinomas were treated with liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy and followed up for a minimum of five years. For lesions less than 10 mm in diameter, nodular basal cell carcinomas had a 97% cure rate with cryotherapy and infiltrative basal cell carcinomas had a 94% cure rate. However, nodular of infiltrative basal cell carcinoma lesions larger than 10 mm in diameter had 85% and 82% cure rates with cryotherapy, respectively. After a minimum four-year follow-up period, 25 recurrent basal cell carcinomas previously treated by various methods had a 93% cure rate when re-treated with cryotherapy. Data for other malignant eyelid lesions treated with cryotherapy were insufficient for statistical analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume97
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984

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Cryotherapy
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Eyelids
Neoplasms
Nitrogen

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Fraunfelder, F. F., Zacarian, S. A., Wingfield, D. L., & Limmer, B. L. (1984). Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 97(2), 184-188.

Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies. / Fraunfelder, Frederick (Fritz); Zacarian, S. A.; Wingfield, D. L.; Limmer, B. L.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 97, No. 2, 1984, p. 184-188.

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Fraunfelder, FF, Zacarian, SA, Wingfield, DL & Limmer, BL 1984, 'Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies', American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 97, no. 2, pp. 184-188.
Fraunfelder FF, Zacarian SA, Wingfield DL, Limmer BL. Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1984;97(2):184-188.
Fraunfelder, Frederick (Fritz) ; Zacarian, S. A. ; Wingfield, D. L. ; Limmer, B. L. / Results of cryotherapy for eyelid malignancies. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1984 ; Vol. 97, No. 2. pp. 184-188.
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