Cryosurgery of Prostatic Carcinoma

  • F. M. J. Debruyne
  • W. J. Kirkels
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Since the advent of cryosurgical equipment, first developed by Cooper and Lee in 1961 (1), much attention has been centered on the field of cryobiology and the destructive effect of cold on human tissues. In 1964 Gonder et al (2) first reported on experimental cryosurgery of the dog prostate. Two years later they introduced transurethral cryosurgery in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (3) and subsequently published their experience utilising the transurethral cryoprobe in 50 patients with prostatic carcinoma to produce local prostatic destruction (4).


Prostatic Cancer Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Prostatic Carcinoma Transurethral Resection Ureteral Obstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. J. Debruyne
    • 1
  • W. J. Kirkels
    • 1
  1. 1.Radboud University HospitalNijmegenThe Netherlands

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