Cryotherapy in Chest Medicine

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Author: Praveen N. Mathur
Date: Nov. 1995
From: Chest(Vol. 108, Issue 5)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Book review
Length: 586 words

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This is a multiauthored textbook edited by John-Paul Homasson and Nicholas Bell. The chapters describe the use of cryosurgery for tracheal, bronchial, and parenchymal lung disease. The emphasis on endoscopic tracheal bronchial cryosurgery represents a new frontier. While competitive techniques such as laser therapy and electrocautery is effective in this therapeutic field, careful description of the place of cryosurgery with indications, uses of techniques, and results have been provided in this book. The emphasis is appropriate considering the present state of cryosurgery and pulmonary disease. The major asset of this book is Dr. Homasson who is author of about half the content and a pioneer in this area.

This book comprises 15 chapters that include history, detail of tracheobronchial cryotherapy, tissue interaction, equipment and monitoring techniques, use of cryotherapy as an adjuent therapy, and lastly its role in thoracoscopy. Each of the major parts of the...

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Mathur, Praveen N. "Cryotherapy in Chest Medicine." Chest, vol. 108, no. 5, 1995, p. 16. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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