The Role of Cryotherapy for Thoracic Surgery

Marissa Mayor, MD, Hiran C. Fernando, MBBS, FRCS

Key Points

  • Cryoablation is a useful modality for treatment of high grade dysplasia in the esophagus
  • Cryoablation may be used in select patients for intramucosal adenocarcinoma, although long term studies are lacking
  • Cryoprobe debridement of obstructing airway tumors is a contact method debridement and ideal for small lesions
  • Spray cryotherapy is particularly useful for benign airway strictures secondary to a unique mechanism of action

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Last updated: January 13, 2023