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Long term effects of cryosurgery on cutaneous sensation
BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)
In a study of the time course and nature of the sensory loss after cryosurgery the forearms of nine normal subjects were treated with liquid nitrogen using freeze times currently employed in clinical practice in Britain. Ability to appreciate touch, pinprick, and cold in the treated areas was tested at regular intervals and biopsy samples taken to investigate the pathogenesis. Appreciation of all three modalities of sensation was initially reduced in all nine subjects for all freeze times, yetdoi:10.1136/bmj.290.6463.188 fatcat:5uhwr6gmgfgdljquiut6kebcqy