Papilloma Treatment

Papilloma treatment - Electrocautery

     Technical LEEP (loop electrosurgical Excision Procedure) - uses a high frequency current through a wire loop shape. Electricity is used as a papilloma treatment to safely and quickly remove the abnormal tissue. The procedure lasts 10-30 minutes. The conization also allows sampling of the tissue for pathological anatomical examination to be sure that abnormal tissue has been completely removed.


     They are relatively simple and safe procedure. The wart is cooled using carbon dioxide to freeze and destroy abnormal cells. The tissue is then removed. This papilloma treatment can be made in a cabinet. In case of cool cauterization, an electric probe is used to cauterize the abnormal cells. These procedures may not remove tissue for pathological examination.

Laser vaporization or removal

     This papilloma treatment is done in hospital under local anesthesia. A laser beam is used to destroy abnormal cells surface. Similar to the cool cauterization this papilloma treatment does not allow the harvesting of specimens for anatomic-pathological examination. This method produces fewer scars on the neck than cryotherapy. Cervical scars are more difficult to visualize the cervix.


     This papilloma treatment is used for diagnosis and removal of abnormal tissue. A sample of tissue is removed with cone scalpel under general or spinal anesthesia in the operating room. The sample is sent to a pathologist for detailed microscopic examination. If dysplasia is found, the procedure stops here if all affected tissue was removed. If neoplasia is discovered, additional papilloma treatments are indicated. Conization is usually done for high grade dysplasia, for appellant dysplasia or suspicion of cancer.

     Before beginning any papilloma treatment you must take into account that warts can heal spontaneously.

     The highest cure rate is shown at young, newly infected patients.

     Organic acids, in high and very high concentrations, are widely used in the papilloma infection treatment for HPV Verrucous forms, for example Salicylic acid - in concentrations varying between 11-25%, alone or associated with lactic acid is used to treat plantar warts, glutaraldehyde ( solution with a concentration 10 times higher) or formaldehyde (3% solution) used especially to treat warts planar.

     Podophyllin (10-25%), trichloroacetic acid (75%), podofilotaxina (0.5%), Imiquimod (5% cream) is used for papilloma treatment for anal and genital warts.

     Complications and / or side effects can occur during and immediately after the papilloma treatment, and therefore treatment should be supervised by a doctor! Retinoids - tretinoin cream 0.05% is indicated for treatment of facial flat warts or large warts resistant to immune patients.

     Cryotherapy consists of local application of liquid nitrogen or dry ice with a small training area because of frostbite controlled in infected cells formed bubble cap is removed.

     Surgical methods (Electrocautery, laser treatment: CO2, intense pulsed light, with Argon) can be used in the papilloma treatement of any type of injuries caused by HPV.

     Adjuvant papilloma treatment is used to boost immunity.

Where can HPV grow?

     HPV can grow on the cervix - the cervix (the opening hole of the uterus), vagina, vulva (labia), urethra (urinary opening), perineum and anus.

What kind of tissue changes can HPV causes?

     Two types of HPV cause tissue changes:

  • Warts
  • Dysplasia (precancerous tissue)
  • Genital cancers (cervical in women, the vulva, vagina and penis in men)

     Doctors detected the presence of these changes by examining the vulva and vagina tissue and by Papanicolau test (and lately the Bethesda system). Warts (genital warts) are some wart-like tumor, located in the genital area, most often on the outside of the vulva. The warts inside the vagina or the cervix are usually flat and are found through a Papanicolau exam.

     With papilloma treatment, dysplasia is cured which greatly reduces the chances for cancer.