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Cost Effectiveness
Cryosurgery - toy or tool?
  1. Ken Burley

    Ken Burley qualified from Cambridge in 1975. In 1984 he and a colleague purchased a companion animal practice in Epping Forest which has expanded to a four person intensive first opinion and referral centre.


‘If in doubt, freeze it’ was a maxim of the 1980s. It reflected a belief in the almost magical properties of cryosurgery and hence its extensive use and misuse. In this article, the fifth of the ‘toy or tool’ series, Ken Burley assesses the pros and cons of the procedure.

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