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Cryoablation for breast fibroadenoma?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Do-able
Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor (removal optional).
Standard rx is a surgical lumpectomy under twilight anesthesia. Cryoablation uses a needle probe placed via ultrasound under local anesthesia to freeze the tumor, after which it dies. This option has been around for over a decade. While i prefer the surgical route due to pain, my colleagues who do this often swear by it.

In brief: Do-able
Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor (removal optional).
Standard rx is a surgical lumpectomy under twilight anesthesia. Cryoablation uses a needle probe placed via ultrasound under local anesthesia to freeze the tumor, after which it dies. This option has been around for over a decade. While i prefer the surgical route due to pain, my colleagues who do this often swear by it.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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