cryosurgery


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cry·o·sur·ger·y

 (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

(ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ)
n
(Surgery) surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit

cry•o•sur•ger•y

(ˌkraɪ oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri)

n.
the use of extreme cold to destroy tissue for therapeutic purposes.
[1960–65]
cry`o•sur′gi•cal, adj.

cryosurgery

a surgical technique using freezing to destroy tissue.
See also: Cold, Surgery

cryosurgery

A method of destroying tissue by freezing, used during surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryosurgery - the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations

cryosurgery

[ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ] Ncriocirugía f

cryosurgery

[ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ] ncriochirurgia

cry·o·sur·gery

n. criocirugía, destrucción de tejidos por aplicación de temperatura fría local o general.

cryosurgery

n criocirugía
References in periodicals archive ?
1) Over many years, the authors have scientifically evaluated cryosurgery and high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU).
Contract notice: Delivery wideokolposkopu 1 piece, ktg camera to twins 2 pieces, the apparatus for cryosurgery 1 piece phototherapy lamps and 2 pieces.
as a field-directed therapy used sequentially following treatment with cryosurgery.
When cervical abnormalities are detected, cryosurgery is one of the best and most convenient treatment modalities.
China), Korpan, and Niu compile 44 chapters on the use of cryosurgery for cancer treatment, especially percutaneous cryosurgery, and its indications, procedures, clinical results, adverse effects, application value, and advantages and disadvantages.
Santiago Centurion, recommend cryosurgery as an efficient treatment for early-stage skin cancers.
They include cryosurgery followed by diclofenac, 5-fluorouracil followed by cryosurgery, cryosurgery followed by imiquimod 5% or 3.
Ultrasound, colposcopy, cryosurgery, other required equipment & furniture included.
Cryosurgery refers to the application of very low temperatures to undesirable tissue, typically cancerous tumors, in order to destroy it.
There was nothing in the UK," he adds, "but I came across Allegheny General hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, America, which used a pioneering technique called Third Generation Cryosurgery.
In this study, we evaluated the use of diode laser and cryosurgery as methods of ablating primary feather follicles in domestic pigeons (Columba livia).
Combination therapy with cryosurgery and topical fluorouracil is underutilized," and when topical fluorouracil is used to treat AKs, "the 0.