The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease

Frederick (Fritz) Fraunfelder, T. R. Wallace, H. E. Farris, J. Watkins IIIrd, R. Hendrickson, W. J. Smead, B. L. Limmer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This preliminary report suggests that cryosurgery has a definite place in the management of certain external periocular and ocular problems. Cryosurgery for basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the lid is easily performed, gives excellent cosmetic results, and has a low recurrence rate. It is not recommended for lesions involving the fornices, or sclerotic and morphea type basal cell carcinomas. Tumor recurrences following radiation, surgery, or cryosurgery can still be retreated with cryosurgery. To date, there is no evidence that cryosurgery at temperatures above -40 C causes damage to the lacrimal outflow system. Cryosurgery is of value in the management of trichiasis, reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, spider hemangioma, molluscum contagiosum, and conjunctival dysplasia. Cryotherapy for management of intraepithelial epithelioma and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva and cornea is still under investigation. Cryosurgery will, in the authors' opinion, become the treatment of choice for basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the eyelids. The 96% cure rate with 1 treatment for these lesions reported here is artificially high since the followup period is too short. However, retreatment with cryosurgery is a simple 10 min outpatient procedure which is certainly not the case with recurrences after other forms of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Pages713-724
Number of pages12
Volume83
Edition4 I
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Cryosurgery
Eye Diseases
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Recurrence
Trichiasis
Molluscum Contagiosum
Pseudolymphoma
Localized Scleroderma
Spiders
Cryotherapy
Retreatment
Conjunctiva
Eyelids
Hemangioma
Tears
Cosmetics
Cornea
Outpatients
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Fraunfelder, F. F., Wallace, T. R., Farris, H. E., Watkins IIIrd, J., Hendrickson, R., Smead, W. J., & Limmer, B. L. (1977). The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease. In Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology (4 I ed., Vol. 83, pp. 713-724)

The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease. / Fraunfelder, Frederick (Fritz); Wallace, T. R.; Farris, H. E.; Watkins IIIrd, J.; Hendrickson, R.; Smead, W. J.; Limmer, B. L.

Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Vol. 83 4 I. ed. 1977. p. 713-724.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Fraunfelder, FF, Wallace, TR, Farris, HE, Watkins IIIrd, J, Hendrickson, R, Smead, WJ & Limmer, BL 1977, The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease. in Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 4 I edn, vol. 83, pp. 713-724.
Fraunfelder FF, Wallace TR, Farris HE, Watkins IIIrd J, Hendrickson R, Smead WJ et al. The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease. In Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 4 I ed. Vol. 83. 1977. p. 713-724
Fraunfelder, Frederick (Fritz) ; Wallace, T. R. ; Farris, H. E. ; Watkins IIIrd, J. ; Hendrickson, R. ; Smead, W. J. ; Limmer, B. L. / The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease. Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Vol. 83 4 I. ed. 1977. pp. 713-724
@inbook{0c7e93b3227d4c0d9591c2c9c9df4e4a,
title = "The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease",
abstract = "This preliminary report suggests that cryosurgery has a definite place in the management of certain external periocular and ocular problems. Cryosurgery for basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the lid is easily performed, gives excellent cosmetic results, and has a low recurrence rate. It is not recommended for lesions involving the fornices, or sclerotic and morphea type basal cell carcinomas. Tumor recurrences following radiation, surgery, or cryosurgery can still be retreated with cryosurgery. To date, there is no evidence that cryosurgery at temperatures above -40 C causes damage to the lacrimal outflow system. Cryosurgery is of value in the management of trichiasis, reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, spider hemangioma, molluscum contagiosum, and conjunctival dysplasia. Cryotherapy for management of intraepithelial epithelioma and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva and cornea is still under investigation. Cryosurgery will, in the authors' opinion, become the treatment of choice for basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the eyelids. The 96{\%} cure rate with 1 treatment for these lesions reported here is artificially high since the followup period is too short. However, retreatment with cryosurgery is a simple 10 min outpatient procedure which is certainly not the case with recurrences after other forms of therapy.",
author = "Fraunfelder, {Frederick (Fritz)} and Wallace, {T. R.} and Farris, {H. E.} and {Watkins IIIrd}, J. and R. Hendrickson and Smead, {W. J.} and Limmer, {B. L.}",
year = "1977",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "83",
pages = "713--724",
booktitle = "Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology",
edition = "4 I",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - The role of cryosurgery in external ocular and periocular disease

AU - Fraunfelder, Frederick (Fritz)

AU - Wallace, T. R.

AU - Farris, H. E.

AU - Watkins IIIrd, J.

AU - Hendrickson, R.

AU - Smead, W. J.

AU - Limmer, B. L.

PY - 1977

Y1 - 1977

N2 - This preliminary report suggests that cryosurgery has a definite place in the management of certain external periocular and ocular problems. Cryosurgery for basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the lid is easily performed, gives excellent cosmetic results, and has a low recurrence rate. It is not recommended for lesions involving the fornices, or sclerotic and morphea type basal cell carcinomas. Tumor recurrences following radiation, surgery, or cryosurgery can still be retreated with cryosurgery. To date, there is no evidence that cryosurgery at temperatures above -40 C causes damage to the lacrimal outflow system. Cryosurgery is of value in the management of trichiasis, reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, spider hemangioma, molluscum contagiosum, and conjunctival dysplasia. Cryotherapy for management of intraepithelial epithelioma and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva and cornea is still under investigation. Cryosurgery will, in the authors' opinion, become the treatment of choice for basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the eyelids. The 96% cure rate with 1 treatment for these lesions reported here is artificially high since the followup period is too short. However, retreatment with cryosurgery is a simple 10 min outpatient procedure which is certainly not the case with recurrences after other forms of therapy.

AB - This preliminary report suggests that cryosurgery has a definite place in the management of certain external periocular and ocular problems. Cryosurgery for basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the lid is easily performed, gives excellent cosmetic results, and has a low recurrence rate. It is not recommended for lesions involving the fornices, or sclerotic and morphea type basal cell carcinomas. Tumor recurrences following radiation, surgery, or cryosurgery can still be retreated with cryosurgery. To date, there is no evidence that cryosurgery at temperatures above -40 C causes damage to the lacrimal outflow system. Cryosurgery is of value in the management of trichiasis, reactive lymphoid hyperplasia, spider hemangioma, molluscum contagiosum, and conjunctival dysplasia. Cryotherapy for management of intraepithelial epithelioma and squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva and cornea is still under investigation. Cryosurgery will, in the authors' opinion, become the treatment of choice for basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the eyelids. The 96% cure rate with 1 treatment for these lesions reported here is artificially high since the followup period is too short. However, retreatment with cryosurgery is a simple 10 min outpatient procedure which is certainly not the case with recurrences after other forms of therapy.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0017752993&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0017752993&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

C2 - 898492

AN - SCOPUS:0017752993

VL - 83

SP - 713

EP - 724

BT - Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

ER -