Benign tumors – surgical treatments
Diagnosis usually is based on the appearance of the lesion and the patient’s clinical history, although biopsy is sometimes required. Treatment includes excision, cryotherapy, curettage with or without electrodesiccation, and pharmacotherapy, and is based on the type of tumor and its location.
Generally, excision is the treatment of choice for:
- Pyogenic granulomas,
- Epidermoid cysts
The skin excision is preformed within local anesthesia and it lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.