[Cryosurgery in the treatment of basal cell epithelioma of the eyelids].J Fr Ophtalmol. 1989; 12(4):279-86.JF
Modern cryosurgery, based on impedance measurement, is a valuable addition to excisional surgery and radiation therapy in the management of eyelid malignancies. The advantages of the procedure are the good cosmetic and functional results. For the management of basal cell carcinoma situated near the punctum lacrimale and lacrimal canaliculus, cryosurgery may be preferred to surgery and radiotherapy. We review principles, methods, clinical and histological presentation of cryosurgery and describe our preliminary results.