ice ball


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ice ball

Tissue that has been frozen during cryoablation or cryosurgery.
Synonym: freeze ball
See also: ball
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EARLY breast cancer could soon be treated in 10 minutes with an operation that freezes the tumour in an ice ball.
NEXT week's PINK ICE BALL is shaping up to be a cracking showbiz event - I'm already dusting off my ball gown.
Once at its target, super-cold argon gas is circulated through the probe, which creates an "ice ball" around its tip that expands and destroys tumor cells in its path.
Researchers aren't certain if it is rocky like Earth or a frozen ice ball with water on the surface.
Cryoablation creates an ice ball with sharp margins readily visible on CT.
Doctors advised the singer, who is battling breast cancer, not to attend the Pink Ice Ball for Cancer Research UK in London on Friday night.
The cryoprobe technique, which creates an ice ball that envelopes the tumor and the adjacent 5-10 mm of normal surrounding tissue, creating a template for excision, has been used successfully for fibroadenomas.
The procedure, which takes about 30 minutes to perform, entails ultrasound guided insertion of the cryoablation probe into the fibroadenoma, followed by the creation of an ice ball that engulfs the benign tumor, destroying the tumor cells.
Arriving couples were greeted by paparazzi and red carpet interviewer "Joan Rivers" (aka Monica Kennedy) before entering the ballroom, where each table bore an ice ball with a mini Oscar frozen in the middle.
The splashy fete has origins in the defunct File & Ice Ball sponsored by Revlon, but as Tartikoff said," (That) was an event that ran its course." Not that partygoers even noticed the difference--Jamie Foxx sang, played the piano and cracked jokes, trumping his co-hosts Sarah Jessica Parker and Dustin Hoffman.
Multiple layers of super-insulation are applied to achieve the lowest possible heat loss, eliminating frost, moisture and ice ball problems commonly associated with foam insulated or soft vacuum lines.
The BalletLORENT Ice Ball will be performed at Grey's Monument in Newcastle today at 4pm and 5pm.