During wart removal by excision, a wart on the genital area or the skin is removed by moving a loop-shaped blade underneath the wart.
Also Known As:
- Wart removal
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
Conditions Treated with Wart Removal by Excision:
Wart removal by excision is utilized in order to remove warts caused by low risk human papilloma virus.
Non-surgical alternatives to wart removal by excision include liquid nitrogen, cantharidin and wart treatment chemicals, such as salicylic acid. Wart removal by laser therapy and wart removal by anti-viral agents are surgical alternatives.
Anesthesia with Wart Removal by Excision:
Wart removal by excision is performed with a local anesthetic. Sometimes, general anesthesia is used, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Wart Removal by Excision:
Possible risks following wart removal by excision include infection, bleeding, scarring, a negative reaction to the anesthesia and incomplete removal or recurrence of the wart.
Prognosis after Wart Removal by Excision:
The prognosis for a positive end result following wart removal by excision is good.
Recovery from Wart Removal by Excision:
The total recovery time after wart removal by excision is one to two weeks.