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Cryotherapy and cryosurgery

12 June 2012, by BOULLIÉ M.-C.

The terms cryotherapy and cryosurgery do not mean the same thing. Cryotherapy refers to various applications of cold, sometimes non-destructive, whereas cryosurgery refers to an application of cold that is always destructive and, therefore, must be carefully controlled.

This distinction, based on an accurate evaluation of therapeutic objectives, will determine the quality and reliability of the desired result.

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