cryosurgery : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)

  • Among the techniques: cryosurgery to freeze tissue to be removed, or use of a harmonic scalpel, a vibrating laser that simultaneously cuts tissue and clots blood.
  • Virtually bloodless and almost painless, cryosurgery can be done on patients who remain fully conscious or only lightly anesthetized.
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  • Cancer stem cells destroyed with cryoablation and nanoparticle-encapsulated anticancer drug
    Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells -- the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improve the safety and efficacy of treating malignancies that are refractory to conventional therapies. Cryoablation (also called cryosurgery or cryotherapy) is an energy-based, minimally invasive surgical ...
    March 13, 2014 - Science Daily

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