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.