Definition of cryosurgery in English:


Syllabification: cry·o·sur·ger·y
Pronunciation: /ˌkrīōˈsərjərē


  • Surgery using the local application of intense cold to destroy unwanted tissue.
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    • There are chapters on skin flaps, skin grafting, dermabrasion, tissue expansion, cryosurgery, chemical peeling, hair restoration, face lifts, and sclerotherapy.
    • A number of techniques have been advocated, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision of hypertrophic tissue by electrosurgery or with a laser.
    • Compressed gases such as nitrous oxide are often used to reach the cold temperatures needed for cryosurgery.

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