Cryosurgery for psoriasis

Mohammad Ali Yazdani Abyaneh, Robert Griffith, Leyre Falto-Aizpurua, Keyvan Nouri

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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the skin with various treatment options. Cryosurgery has been studied in only a limited number of case series for the treatment of small plaque psoriasis with variable results. Findings from these studies suggest cryosurgery can improve the induration, erythema, and scaling of small psoriatic plaques with one or just a few treatments. Furthermore, these studies suggest that cryosurgery is a safe treatment modality with hypopigmentation as the only major adverse effect. However, further studies are necessary to clarify the role of cryosurgery in the armamentarium of psoriasis therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatological Cryosurgery and Cryotherapy
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781447167655
ISBN (Print)9781447167648
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryotherapy
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Plaque
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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