cryosurgery


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cryosurgery

(krī`ōsr'jərē), bloodless surgical technique using a supercooled probe to destroy diseased or superfluous tissue. Liquid nitrogen circulating through the instrument cools it to temperatures as low as −196°C; (−321°F;). Tissue destroyed on contact with the probe is removed by phagocytic white blood corpuscles in a natural bodily process. The method has proved successful in removing warts, tumors, hemorrhoids, and in treating certain brain disorders. It is especially useful in ophthalmology, where it is used to reattach detached retinas and to correct other eye problems.

cryosurgery

[¦krī·ō′sərj·ə·rē]
(medicine)
Selective destruction of tissue by freezing, as the use of a liquid nitrogen probe to the brain in parkinsonism.
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The benefits of cryosurgery include low infection risk, ease of application, and minimal scarring.
In cryosurgery (also known as cryoablation or cryotherapy), a physician places thin, needle-like probes through the skin between the anus and the scrotum, using ultrasound and computer mapping to guide them to the prostate.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that cryosurgery is more effective than submucosal diathermy in terms of relief of nasal obstruction caused by hypertrophied inferior turbinates.
Cryosurgery of cutaneous carcinomas: an 18-year study of 3022 patients with 4228 carcinomas.
In my own practice, I was initially very reluctant to embark on salvage cryosurgery because of the risk of significant complications.
Xu calls their treatment the 3C+P-which stands for Cryosurgery (C), Cancer Microvascular Intervention (C), Combined Immunotherapy for Cancer (C) and Personalized therapy (P).
Ragi, Srivastava and Centurion work closely with each of their patients, educating them on all of their treatment and surgical options, including cryosurgery.
Most tumors were primary BCC; however, four relapses after previous cryosurgery and one after surgery were also included.
Their analysis found cryosurgery alone to be the most commonly used treatment in 59% of patients.
Cryosurgery has been used since the mid-nineteenth century to treat cancer tumors located near the surface of the skin.
Cryosurgery is usually performed as a day case procedure.
Although cryosurgery has been around for years it is only recently it has been refined to TCAP cryosurgery as an effective treatment for prostate cancer.