The story behind cryosurgery

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Sara Mohamed Ibrahim Awad

Abstract


Cryosurgery is used to describe the controlled destruction of tissue by freezing. Today, cryosurgery is widely practiced in medicine, so it would be interesting to know how the story of cryosurgery began. Here are some short stories behind the discovery and evolution of cryosurgery.


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Cryosurgery; history; cryogens

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Zacarian SA. Cryosurgery of skin cancer and cryogenic techniques in dermatology. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C.

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