Thermal Analysis for Cryosurgery
Although analytical methods for predicting the growth of cryogenic lesions are mostly products of the last decade, various forms of cryosurgical procedures have been in practice for over a century. Reviews of the subject of cryogenic surgery are given by Cooper,(1) and Van Leden and Cahan,(2) which chronicle the pioneering efforts in establishing this modality and the number of areas in medicine where it has been applied. A brief summary of these developments is provided to serve the needs of the unfamiliar reader and to offer a perspective for the analytical methods that follow.
KeywordsPhase Change Temperature Lesion Growth Spherical Probe Blood Flow Parameter Freeze Phase
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