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Electrodessication and Curettage

Elec­trodessi­ca­tion and curet­tage involves rub­bing the tumor with a sharp met­al loop then destroy­ing the affect­ed tis­sue with an elec­tro­cautery device. Many times the dis­eased tis­sue can be dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed from the nor­mal tis­sue by the tex­ture felt while scrap­ing. This process is repeat­ed sev­er­al times to ensure com­plete removal of the tumor. This pro­ce­dure is use­ful for small tumors less than 6 mm because it tends to leave only a small scar.