Investigation on Performance of a Cryosurgical Probe in Various Feeding and Environmental Conditions

Łukasz Mężyk, Arkadiusz Kobiera, Grzegorz Karliński, Wiesław Brojek


Cryosurgery is a procedure in which diseased tissue is destroyed by freezing. During a strictly controlled process, low
temperature is used to separate diseased from healthy tissue with minimal bleeding. It is an effective method that has been
applied in many areas of medicine for a number of years, especially in dermatology, oncology, laryngology, gynecology,
vascular surgery and ophthalmology. There are many technical solutions—different probes—for applying low temperature to
tissue. The detailed construction of the probes are trade secrets and will not be discussed here. In the paper the authors
present the results of research on a chosen type of cryosurgical probe for various conditions: feeding gases, flow rates and
external conditions. The results are illustrated in the form of graphs showing the temperature of the tip of the probes in
changing conditions.



Cryosurgery; cryosurgical probe; Joule-Thomson effect

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