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May 13, 1968

Cryosurgery in Nose and Throat Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the University of California, Los Angeles.

JAMA. 1968;204(7):570-573. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140200010003

Cryosurgery has been used successfully in treating certain pharyngeal neoplasms which were considered radioresistant and inoperable. There are definite limitations to the effectiveness of the technique and it is not without significant complications. The observation period in most cases has been about three years. The positive results, therefore, are hopefully curative rather than merely palliative.