The Cryotherapy Procedure
The Visica 2TM cryoablation treatment procedure
Cryoablation technology is used to treat breast tumors in a minimally invasive way.
Fig. 1: The breast is prepared and a local anesthesia is given.
Fig. 3: A 3 mm incision (about 1/8 inch) is made in a cosmetically and technically appropriate location.
Fig. 5: If the tumor is close to the skin, a protective layer of sterile saline is injected between the skin and the tumor.
|Fig. 7: The needle is removed from the breast and a sterile bandage is placed on the incision site. Over the next 3-12 months (depending on the size of the lesion), the body absorbs the destroyed tumor cells.|
Fig. 2: Ultrasound imaging is used to locate the biopsy-proven fibroadenoma.
|Fig. 4: Using ultrasound guidance, a 12G Visica cryoprobe with 3-point trocar tip is positioned in the center of the tumor.|
|Fig. 6: The Visica 2 treatment cycle is activated and an ice ball forms around the tumor. The freezing temperatures destroy the tumor tissue.|