ELECTRODESICCATION AND CURETTAGE (ED&C) Scraping or burning-off skin growths (also known as electrodesiccation and curettage) can be used for less serious skin cancers, pre-cancers and benign growths. A local anesthetic is injected, and then the abnormal tissue is scraped off with a special tool. The area is then cauterized until bleeding stops. This may be repeated if the growth is cancerous. The wound will need to be dressed until it heals, and it usually leaves a small white mark. Learn more about Electrodesiccation and Curettage .
A web-based Human Surface Anatomy Mapper that allows for standardization of specimen labeling can be used to reduce biopsy site ambiguity and to perform epidemiology research. The ability to generate lists of anatomic locations can also be useful in the office setting.
To view the poster presented at the ODA and the ASDS meeting, click on the thumbnail below. was also presented as an oral presentation at the 2010 ASDS meeting and the 2010 Cosmetic Surgery Forum.