cryoablation


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cryoablation

/cryo·ab·la·tion/ (kri″o-ab-la´shun) the removal of tissue by destroying it with extreme cold.

cryoablation

(krī″ō-a-blā′shŏn) [ cryo- + ablation]
Destruction of tissue, e.g., of a small cancer or an abnormal electrical pathway, by freezing it to very cold temperatures.

Cryoablation

A technique for removing cancerous tissue by killing it with extreme cold.
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8) They also reported that most centres had access to laparoscopic cryoablation (83%) or laparoscopic radiofrequency (20%).
the latest cryoablation techniques, photodynamic therapy for focal ablation); factors that affect patients' choice of treatments; and assessment of treatment efficacy.
Currently, cryoablation is commonly performed on selected small kidney tumors, E with excellent success rates and a very low complication rate.
A research team, led by Michael Sabel, associate professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, looked at two different cryoablation techniques, which both involve applying a cold probe to a tumor to freeze it.
You may need more than one application of cryoablation to eliminate the problem.
An existing surgical technique called ablation can treat it--but an emerging technology called cryoablation could make the procedure less uncomfortable, says Bruce D.
Medtronic's offer reflects its endorsement of our cryoablation technology and the role that our flagship product, Arctic Front, will play in treating atrial fibrillation patients around the world," said Jan Keltjens, president and CEO of CryoCath.
Arctic Front, the company's lead product for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF), is a unique cryoablation balloon catheter that allows physicians to safely and effectively isolate all four pulmonary veins in the treatment of PAF.
The majority of a federal advisory panel recommended that a cryoablation system be approved for treating atrial flutter in adults, under certain conditions that include a postmarketing study of treatment recipients conducted by the manufacturer to further evaluate its safety and efficacy.
Additionally, we have added cryoablation and uterine balloon therapy for abnormal uterine bleeding.
Thirteen chapters cover the anatomy and physiology of the prostrate and benign prostatic hyperplasia; transrectal ultrasound-guided permanent prostate seed implantations; transperineal radiofrequency interstitial tumor ablation of the prostate; laparoscopic radical prostatectomy; laparoscopic nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma; laparoscopic surgery of the ureter and bladder; laparoscopic surgery of the testis and ovary; renal cryosurgery; cryoablation of the prostate; use of fibrin glue in urology; use of lasers in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement; stents, transurethral incision of the prostrate, and electrovaporization; and erectile dysfunction.
Review of the current literature regarding the results of using radiofrequency ablation for renal cell carcinoma is compared with this institution's 5-year experience with cryoablation of renal cell carcinoma under MRI guidance.