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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.


(Surgery) of or relating to cryosurgery
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The program is designed to deliver a preventive and simple procedure that can be performed in a clinic setting without the use of a laboratory and further allows for immediate treatment of any precancerous lesions utilizing the Wallach LL100 Cryosurgical systems.
However, recent advances in cryosurgical devices, medical imaging, and understanding of the physical mechanisms that lead to tissue destruction have expanded the number of conditions that can be treated using some form of cryosurgery.
The cryosurgical unit (model 5010, Frigitronics, Cooper Surgical, Inc, Trumbull, CT, USA) was set to -80[degrees]C, and the cryoprobe (2-mm diameter, straight cataract probe, Frigitronics) was inserted into the feather shaft of primary feather 6 of each wing.
Among the therapy approaches are anatomical, laparoscopic, and robotic radical prostatectomy; three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy; cryosurgical ablation of the prostate; and future immunotherapy and vaccines.
Cryocare CS is a fully integrated cryosurgical planning, placement and treatment system designed to simplify targeted cryoablation of the prostate (TCAP(TM)) procedure.
Pleasanton, CA), announced a strategic alliance to commercialize Endocare's proprietary cryosurgical technology in the treatment of breast tumors and gynecological diseases.
developer and maker of the CryoPen[R] Cryosurgical System, announced today it has been selected to be a presenter at the tenth annual WBT Innovation Marketplace presented by Northrup Grumman taking place October 24 - 26, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Contract notice for Cryosurgical and cryotherapy devices.
today announced that its new GY2 Cryosurgical System has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for use in gynecology.
CryoCor makes and sells cryosurgical consoles, catheters and related hardware and software, including its Cardiac Cryoablation System.