Most Common Procedures Pt II
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What temperature is liquid nitrogen?
What is a “dewar”?
Hypopigmentation is one of several potential risk factors of cryosurgery.
Please match the type of biopsy with the depth of sample that it obtains.
- full-thickness (epidermis and dermis)
- usually does not obtain full depth of dermis
Please match each procedure with the appropriate description.
- uses a round, beveled loop to "scrape" the skin
- uses a device to "dry out" (essentially "burn") the affected tissue
Both “shave removal” and “shave biopsy” can be performed using the exact same technique. The difference is whether or not your supervising physician is simply intending to test the lesion or to remove it.
Please match the type of wound healing with the appropriate description.
- wound edges are closed using sutures or staples
- wound is allowed to "fill in" (no sutures or staples used)
healing by primary intention
healing by secondary intention
Which of the following is a defining feature of “excisions”?
The skin cancer treatment with the highest cure rate is ___________.
Which two features of Mohs surgery distinguishes it from traditional excision? [HINT – You need to select two of the following three answers].
Which of the following is the largest (thickest) suture size?
So called “absorbable” sutures aren’t always absorbed.