Cryotherapy for tracheobronchial disorders

Clin Chest Med. 1995 Sep;16(3):427-43.


Cryotherapy is the therapeutic application of extreme cold for local destruction of living tissue. This technique has been shown to be effective and safe in treating endobronchial lesions, particularly in patients with endobronchial carcinoma and airway obstruction. This article describes cryotherapy and its use in treating tracheobronchial disorders.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bronchial Diseases / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Cryotherapy* / history
  • Cryotherapy* / methods
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / therapy
  • Tracheal Diseases / therapy*