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Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts

What is Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts?

During electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts, plantar warts located on the bottom of the foot are surgically removed. Next, the surrounding tissue is killed with an electric needle.

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Conditions Treated with Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts:

Electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts is performed in order to remove plantar warts, which are warts caused by a virus and located on the bottom of the foot.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts:

Non-surgical alternatives to electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts include liquid nitrogen, salicylic acid, canthridin, imiquimod cream and bleomycin. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts:

Electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts is performed with a local anesthetic.

Potential Complications from Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts:

Possible risks following electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts include bleeding, infection, painful scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the wart to return.

Prognosis after Electrodessication and Curettage for Plantar Warts:

The prognosis for a positive end result following electrodessication and curettage for plantar warts is good.

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