Cryoablation

This technique leads to the ablation or destruction of the tumour via freezing. Tumour ablation can also be achieved using heat techniques such as: radiofrequency and ultrasound.

However cold processes such as cryoablation have proved to give better results and reduce or eliminate the risk of metastasis.

It may be performed with a local or general anaesthetic depending on the size of the tumour and the patient’s characteristics.

This intervention is carried out using very fine special needles which are introduced into the tumour directly by eye via sonography, x-rays or CT scan.

We use Argon gas to freeze the malignant tumour tissue and also the benign tissue in the case of breast fibroadenoma for example.

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