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A surgical instrument used to apply extreme cold to tissues during cryosurgery.


(Surgery) a surgical instrument with an extremely cold tip, used in cryosurgery to destroy tissue


(ˈkraɪ əˌproʊb)

an instrument used in cryosurgery for applying extreme cold to diseased tissue in order to remove or destroy it.
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Contract award notice: Additional equipment for mri 7t - acquisition, Installation, Commissioning and maintenance of a cryoprobe
13]C NMR experiments were performed on a Bruker Avance 400 MHz spectrometer equipped with a 10 mm C/H DUAL cryoprobe.
To treat internal tumors, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is circulated through a hollow instrument called a cryoprobe that is placed in contact with the tumor.
Put simply, a cryoprobe is inserted into the lung, cooled below freezing, and then retrieved with the lung tissue that has frozen onto it.
Diagnostic yield and safety of cryoprobe transbronchial lung biopsy in diffuse paren-chymal lung diseases: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Diagnostic yield and safety of cryoprobe transbronchial lung biopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cryosurgery was performed using cryoprobe along the medial wall of inferior turbinate.
1]H gradient heteronuclear single quantum coherence (gHSQC) NMR experiments were performed using an Agilent Inova 750 MHz spectrometer equipped with an H/C/N 5 mm-PEG triple resonance cryoprobe with Z-gradients.
A 3-dimensional ultrasound system developed at our institution was used to guide and verify cryoprobe placement.
Aggressive use of lens loop, phacoprobe, cryoprobe or vigorous irrigation of vitreous cavity is avoided.
One study (12) used a cryoprobe, similar to the one used in treatment A of this study.
After this company was sold in 2005, Dr Altman became a partner of CryoProbe, a cryogenic probe technology company.