Torremolinos clinic removed a lung cancer to 192 degrees below zero

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Cryosurgery is practiced since 2002 for prostate and bone, but the first time it is used successfully in Europe for a tumor in the lung


A 72 year old patient has been successfully operated lung cancer at a clinic in Torremolinos in the first intervention that is practiced in Europe for cryosurgery, a technique that involves isolating the tumor and lower its temperature to 192 degrees below zero .

This technique is practiced since 2002 for prostate and bone two of the doctors who participated in this operation, but the first time it is used successfully for lung cancer in Europe, so this is a "breakthrough invaluable "for medicine, as reported in a statement Clinica Santa Elena. The intervention of an Italian patient carrying other diseases that made ​​unwise open surgery was performed, was done using local anesthesia and lasted about an hour. For the operation was a puncture of cancer four centimeters in diameter through the skin under the armpit of the patient under local anesthesia and mild sedation, which allowed it explained drains and could be discharged and travel Regular plane to Italy within a few hours of surgery. Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive technique that is utterly destroy cancerous tumors in different locations, and is particularly suitable for prostate and kidney cancer. Using a fine needle controlled scanner argon gas leads to the heart of cancer and a puncture is made ​​so that the temperature is lowered into the tumor to 192 degrees below zero, which allows the destruction of cancer cells. In the intervention attended by the President the International Society of Cryosurgery, Franco Lugnani; the head of the unit Cryosurgery Clinic Santa Elena, Pedro Torrecillas and chief of Thoracic Surgery Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada, Antonio Cueto, among others.