During cryosurgery for bone cancer, very cold gas is administered inside the bone to destroy cancerous cells.
Also Known As:
- Bone cancer surgery
- Tumor removal
Conditions Treated with Cryosurgery for Bone Cancer:
Cryosurgery for bone cancer is utilized in cases of bone cancer, both benign and malignant, and bone cancer pain.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to cryosurgery for bone cancer. Stereotactic body radiation therapy and limb amputation are surgical alternatives.
Potential Complications from Cryosurgery for Bone Cancer:
Possible risks following cryosurgery for bone cancer include infection, swelling, bone fractures and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for bone cancer to return.