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[mass noun] Surgery using the local application of intense cold to destroy unwanted tissue.
- ‘Most benign skin lesions can be treated successfully with any of several treatment modalities (excision, cryosurgery, electrodesiccation curettage).’
- ‘There are chapters on skin flaps, skin grafting, dermabrasion, tissue expansion, cryosurgery, chemical peeling, hair restoration, face lifts, and sclerotherapy.’
- ‘Curettage may also be used and may be used in conjunction with cryosurgery or electrodessication.’
- ‘About 10 to 15 percent of patients experience a recurrence following cryosurgery.’
- ‘Compressed gases such as nitrous oxide are often used to reach the cold temperatures needed for cryosurgery.’
- ‘Furthermore, no tissue is available for histological examination after cryosurgery.’
- ‘Smaller tumors may be treated with liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, electrodessication, and curettage.’
- ‘A number of techniques have been advocated, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision of hypertrophic tissue by electrosurgery or with a laser.’
- ‘These techniques include cryosurgery, chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation, alcohol injections and hepatic artery infusion.’
- ‘In one small study, cryosurgery was associated with skin depigmentation, but was favored because repeat applications were unnecessary.’
- ‘Screening and treatment with cryosurgery could be completed in one or two visits to a clinic except for women with large cervical lesions who would be referred to hospital.’
- ‘He was told cryosurgery - offered in only a few NHS hospitals but not in Greater Manchester - could be a success as it works differently from conventional radiotherapy or surgery.’
- ‘He said that the problems of cryosurgery included how to limit the amount of damage to the surrounding tissue.’
- ‘Commonly used treatments include excisional surgery, Mohs' surgery, radiation therapy, cryosurgery, curettage and electrodesiccation.’
- ‘Over the past 50 years, much experience has been gained in the use of cryosurgery to treat skin lesions.’
- ‘Surgical excision, dermabrasion, electrosurgery and cryosurgery may be curative.’
- ‘Clinical recurrences at one year were lower for photodynamic therapy and cryosurgery.’
- ‘Numerous methods of treatment are effective, but the most commonly used are cryosurgery, curettage, and excision.’
- ‘Skin discomfort, generally a burning sensation, occurs with cryosurgery, but intensity is variable.’
- ‘Advantages of cryosurgery are that it is quick, is cost-effective, does not involve a surgical incision, and requires minimal equipment.’
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