The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρ?ο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπε?α) meaning cure. Cryotherapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant lesions.
Cryotherapy is an minimally invasive method that can be done during laparoscopic / conventional surgery or without surgery on the tumor cells by freezing the tumor cells.
If the therapy is performed without surgery or percutaneously, a needle is inserted under the guidance of the CT or USG screen transport argon gas chilled reaching to -160 Celcius degree to freeze and kill the tumor cells without harming the surrounding normal cells. Then the argon gas slowly set back to normal body temperature. During the process, the therapy creates small wound with minimal pain and it allows the patients to have faster recovery.
The main purposes why cryo therapy is performed are such as:
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