Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun surgery An instrument used to apply extreme cold to a tissue as part of cryosurgery

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Examples

  • Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a procedure in which extreme cold is applied to the tumor using a cryoprobe, a hollow needle-like device filled with argon gas.

    Good news for cancer patients, cryoablation can treat kidney cancer.

  • Patients who undergo cryoablation will have small ¼-inch incision where the cryoprobe is inserted.

    Good news for cancer patients, cryoablation can treat kidney cancer.

  • Liquefied argon gas, which is contained within the cryoprobe tips, freezes the cancer and tissue reaches a temperature of minus 40 degree's celsius.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Previous cryotherapy studies had all used a single cryoprobe and suggested that tumours larger than 1.5 centimetres could not be adequately treated, said Dr Littrup.

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  • Prior breast cryotherapy studies had "inexplicably" used only a single cryoprobe and suggested that tumors larger than 1.5 centimeters could not be adequately treated, he explained.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Previous cryotherapy studies had all used a single cryoprobe and suggested that breast tumours larger than 1.5 centimetres could not be adequately treated, said Dr Littrup.

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  • Previous cryotherapy studies had all used a single cryoprobe and suggested that breast tumours larger than 1.5 centimetres could not be adequately treated, said Dr Littrup.

    News

  • Previous cryotherapy studies had all used a single cryoprobe and suggested that breast tumours larger than 1.5 centimetres could not be adequately treated, said Dr Littrup.

    News

  • After the cryoprobe is removed, a small bandage is placed over the skin puncture site.

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  • The needle, or cryoprobe, is filled with argon gas, which creates an ice ball, which rapidly freezes the tumor.

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