Cryosurgery of the prostate: techniques and pitfalls.

  title={Cryosurgery of the prostate: techniques and pitfalls.},
  author={Craig D. Zippe},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  volume={23 1},
The preliminary data on prostate cryosurgery encompass reports only on local recurrence rates. The procedure is too new to report any survival figures. For localized organ-confined disease, the initial reports at 1 year of positive biopsies following cryosurgery range from 8% to 33%. With clinical stage C disease, a review of the literature also shows a range of 16% to 33% for local recurrence at one year. The largest series of patients treated after failure from radiation therapy is from the M… CONTINUE READING