The cryoprobe retractor in the microsurgical dissection of tumors. Technical note.

Abstract

A technique is outlined for retraction of tumors under the operating microscope using the microcyoprobe. The method depends on temperatures settings in the--20 degrees to--30 degrees C range to produce a small ice bond uniting tumor and cryoprobe. No attempt is made to create a solid frozen tumor. The locally avascular field and retraction provided ideal circumstances for microdissection. Examples of this approach are outlined with case summaries for spinal cord ependymoma and hemangioblastoma.

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@article{Moseley1978TheCR, title={The cryoprobe retractor in the microsurgical dissection of tumors. Technical note.}, author={Jack Moseley and Robert W. Rand}, journal={Journal of neurosurgery}, year={1978}, volume={49 1}, pages={143-5} }