cryoablation

noun
cryo·ab·la·tion | \ˌkrī-ō-a-ˈblā-shən \

Medical Definition of cryoablation 

: the destruction of tissue by freezing Cryoablation has been advocated for the treatment of fibroadenomas as an alternative to surgical excision, but this modality is associated with side effects …— Richard J. Bleicher et al., ACP Medicine, March 2007 Trials also are under way on cryoablation, which involves placing a small probe into the tumor to freeze the tumor, then warm it, then freeze it and warm it to kill the cancer …— Nancy McVicar, The Orlando Sentinel, 19 Nov. 2002

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