Endoscopic spray cryotherapy for genitourinary malignancies: Safety and efficacy in a porcine model Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Laparoscopy
  • Nephrectomy

abstract

  • ESC in a porcine urothelial treatment model results in full-thickness tissue necrosis in bladder, ureter, and renal pelvis at a minimal treatment settings of 5 s/cycle for six cycles. Adiabatic gas expansion may result in fatal pyelovenous gas embolism and collateral organ injury, as seen in both animals receiving treatment to the renal pelvis in this study. These results raise safety concerns for use of ESC as a treatment modality in urothelial tissues with current device settings.

publication date

  • January 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3655355

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1756287212465457

PubMed ID

  • 23730328

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 135

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 5

number

  • 3