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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.
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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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CryoTouch is a portable cryosurgical device that delivers cryogen to lesion sites and can use either applicators or cones based on the physician's preference.
In the 12 cryosurgical patients, five had primary disease and seven had prior treatments (1-3 previous treatments).
Although there are no studies comparing efficacy among the various cryosurgical techniques, application of liquid nitrogen with a cotton swab has proven to be practical and effective in the treatment of several oral lesions [2, 8, 15].
Hoffer, "Results of cryosurgical treatment of equine penile neoplasms," Journal of Equine Medicine and Surgery, vol.
Treatment is essentially surgical or cryosurgical and is indicated in cases of hyperplasia, obtaining the remodelling of the nasal pyramid.
Numerical study on phase change heat transfer during combined hyperthermia and cryosurgical treatment of lung cancer.
The combination management approach of IM 0.05% gel used after cryosurgical treatment of visible AKs located diffusely on the scalp is very practical and consistent with what clinicians are likely to perform.
45 Halm Tal, Jacob Landsberg, Avital Kozlovsky Cryosurgical depigmentation of the gingiva - A case report".
Data relative to the use of cryosurgical treatments or ablation therapy in Brugada syndrome are very limited at this point in time (3).
Cryosurgical therapy of primary perianal adenoma is effective especially for hepatoid adenoma.