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cryosurgery

 [kri″o-ser´jer-e]
destruction of tissue by application of extreme cold; silver nitrate and solid carbon dioxide are commonly used. Uses include treatment of certain malignant lesions of the skin and mucous membranes, early removal of malignant lesions of the uterine cervix, and treatment of tumors that cannot be handled with traditional surgical techniques.

cry·o·sur·ger·y

(krī'ō-ser'jer-ē),
An operation using freezing temperature (achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) as an independent agent or in an instrument to destroy tissue.

cryosurgery

(krī′ō-sûr′jə-rē)
n.
The selective exposure of tissues to extreme cold, often by applying a probe containing liquid nitrogen, to bring about the destruction or elimination of abnormal cells.

cry′o·sur′geon (-jən) n.
cry′o·sur′gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl) adj.

cryosurgery

Ambulatory surgery A technique that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy malignancy–eg, CA of uterine cervix, prostate CA. Cf Cone biopsy, Radical prostatectomy Cardiology A technique used to modify AV node conduction in Pts with treatment-refractory AV node reentrant tachycardia See Cryotherapy.

cry·o·sur·gery

(krī'ō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
An operation using freezing temperatures (achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) to destroy tissue.

cryosurgery

Controlled tissue destruction by low temperatures, usually by means of cryoprobes by which cold can be applied with precision. The method is used in the treatment of PARKINSON'S DISEASE, cancer of the PROSTATE and other organs, RETINAL DETACHMENT and CATARACT removal.

Cryosurgery

In prostatectomy, the use of a very low-temperature probe to freeze and thereby destroy prostatic tissue.
Mentioned in: Keloids, Prostatectomy

cry·o·sur·gery

(krī'ō-sŭr'jĕr-ē)
An operation using freezing temperature (achieved by liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide) to destroy tissue.
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According to the company, the largest portion of the professional cryosurgical market consists of two basic product categories: Liquid nitrogen-based delivery systems used mainly by dermatologists that require frequent refills due to evaporation, as well as the portable devices including Histofreezer and Verrucae Freeze that are disposable can-like devices used by paediatricians and general practitioners.
None of these five patients had primary disease; they already had recurrent disease at the time of cryosurgical therapy.
Yeh, "Simple cryosurgical treatment for oral lesions," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Cryosurgical treatment of gingival mel- anin pigmentation with tetrafluoroethane".
"Cryosurgical Device to Treat Menorrhagia" American Family Physician: Clinical Briefs.
Cryosurgical changes in the porcine kidney: histologic analysis with thermal history correlation.
The factors which affect necrosis such as the lowest temperature in the tissue or the rate of freezing front propagation depend on the biophysical parameters that are present in a given cryosurgical procedure, some of which may be selected and controlled by the surgeons.
If there is a history of surgery for retinal detachment, then pigmentary changes associated with the detachment are likely to be observed and will almost always be seen peripherally, associated with laser or cryosurgical retinopexy.