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A surgical instrument used to apply extreme cold to tissues during cryosurgery.
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(Surgery) a surgical instrument with an extremely cold tip, used in cryosurgery to destroy tissue
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(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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Following local anesthesia, the treatment was performed by a direct application of nitrous oxide with a Cryoprobe [Figure 2].
A polypoid lesion in the apical segment of the left lower lobe was totally extracted by cryoprobe [Figure 2].
gas is delivered into the tumor through a cryoprobe. Ultrasound or MRI
(29-31) This technique is similar in some ways to conventional transbronchial biopsy, a key difference being that the size of lung tissue obtained is larger, which is made possible by freezing the target lung tissue for a few seconds before biopsy with the aid of a cryoprobe. The frozen tissue is then removed with the bronchoscope.
During the 10-minute cryo facial, a stream of vaporized liquid nitrogen passes over your skin via a cryoprobe. The ultra low temps trigger an anti-inflammatory response flushing toxins from the skin and shrinking those pesky pores.
All [sup.1]H-NMR spectra were obtained on a Bruker DRX-600-Avance NMR spectrometer (Bruker) using the AXIOM metabolomics platform (MetaToul) operating at 600.13 MHz for [sup.1]H resonance frequency using an inverse detection 5-mm [sup.1]H-[sup.13]C-[sup.15]N cryoprobe attached to a cryoplatform (the preamplifier cooling unit).
Cryoablation involves insertion of a thin needle called a cryoprobe into a cancerous tumor.
In a recent meta-analysis regarding diagnostic yield and safety of cryoprobe transbronchial lung biopsy in diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, pooled diagnostic yield of cryo-transbronchial lung biopsy was 76.9% (95% CI 67.2-85.3) still lower than our results9.
The [sup.13]C NMR experiments were performed on a Bruker Avance 400 MHz spectrometer equipped with a 10 mm C/H DUAL cryoprobe. Inversegated quantitative [sup.13]C NMR experiments were performed without sample spinning at 120[+ or -]1[degrees]C.
The proximal renal artery close to the renal artery ostium was subjected to cryoablation (both ventral side and dorsal side of the renal artery, cryoablation temperature -70[degrees]C, 120 seconds for each side) using a cryoprobe (5 cm in length, with a diameter of 6 mm on the tip, CryoICE, Atricure, USA) (Figure 1(a)).
Any excessive traction and grasp were forbidden, especially during the dissection of schwannoma; our experience indicates that, due to the weak capsule of schwannoma, any violent operation may cause schwannoma rupture which may lead to tumor recurrence, so cryoprobe could be considered to ensure the integrity of tumors.