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Abdominal Cryosurgery

  • Nikolai N. Korpan

Abstract

Foremost among the most important areas in which cryosurgery is used are primary and secondary curative and inoperable liver tumors. Liver cryosurgery is a new method of treatment, in which the tumorous lesion is ablated in situ by means of a cryosurgical instrument. In recent years a new path has opened up for patients with liver tumors thanks to cryosurgery. No more than 25% of patients with an isolated liver tumor have conventional surgery. Of these, 20–35% achieve 5-year survival.

Keywords

Liver Metastasis Liver Tumor Extrahepatic Disease Fibrous Capsule Porta Hepatis 
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