Cryosurgery for pancreatic cancer

Gland Surgery, 03/12/2013

The procedure of pancreatic cryosurgery is performed with intraoperative or percutaneous approaches. Based on current data and th authors' initial experience, cryoablation appears to be a feasible, potentially safe and promising option in patients with locally advanced and unresectable pancreatic cancer. It is suggested that there are almost no known contraindications to the use of cryosurgery for pancreatic cancer. For most patients with pancreatic cancer, cryosurgery can substitute conventional surgery.

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