Choose a Minimally Invasive In-Office Treatment for Fibroadenoma

At IceCure, we believe in empowering women with choice in their treatment of fibroadenomas – the most common form of benign breast tumors. Our ProSense Cryoablation System offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgery that maintains breast shape and minimizes scarring. Designed as a unique in-office procedure, the treatment is highly convenient with excellent results, minimal pain and rapid same-day recovery.

It’s Your Choice.

Fibroadenomas

Choose the Power of Liquid Nitrogen Cryoablation

At IceCure, we believe in empowering women with choice in their treatment of fibroadenomas – the most common form of benign breast tumors. Our ProSense Cryoablation System offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgery that maintains breast shape and minimizes scarring. Designed as a unique in-office procedure, the treatment is highly convenient with excellent results, minimal pain and rapid same-day recovery.

It’s Your Choice.

Fibroadenoma Cryoablation: How does it work?

Cryoablation of fibroadenomas employs extremely cold temperatures to destroy the tumor cells by freezing. Under simple ultrasound guidance, the outpatient procedure can be conveniently performed in a doctor’s clinic under local anesthesia. Typically, the procedure from start to finish is less than an hour. Patients can swiftly return to their everyday activities while preserving the natural size and shape of their breast. 

Under ultrasound imaging, a slender, needle-like instrument known as a cryoprobe is accurately positioned into the target tissue. 

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Ultra-cold liquid nitrogen goes into the cryoprobe and an ice ball is formed that surrounds the benign tumor.  A cycle of freezing, thawing, and re-freezing is conducted to destroy the tumor.  

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Upon completion of the final thaw phase, the cryoprobe is carefully removed, and a small steri-strip or band-aid is used to cover the minor incision. Over a period of time, the body naturally removes the necrotic tissue resulting from the destroyed tumor. 

When to Seek
Fibroadenoma Treatment? 

Experienced by as many as 10% of women, unlike cancerous tumors, a fibroadenoma moves under the skin when touched. It may be diagnosed by means of breast examination and ultrasound imaging. However, if the diagnosis is uncertain, the patient may have to undergo a mammogram, core biopsy, and/or fine needle aspiration. 

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Enlarging mass
  • Anxiety
  • Cosmetic concerns
  • Physical deformity

Choose to Maintain Breast Shape

Treating fibroadenomas successfully since clinical trials began in 2012, IceCure offers an alternative to surgery empowering women to maintain their breast shape: 

Breast remains whole:

No breast tissue is removed

Excellent patient and physician satisfaction:

96% rated cosmetic results as excellent or good1
Recovery

Minimal to no scarring:

Small nick covered with a band-aid, no sutures required

 1 Hahn, M & Pavlista, D & Danes, J & Klein, R & Golatta, M & Harcos, A & Wallwiener, D & Gruber, I. Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation of Fibroadenomas. Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980). 2012.

Choose Results 

In a prospective multicenter clinical trial, ProSense™ was “proved functional and safe, while showing meaningful reduction in volume, palpability, [and] pain” caused by the fibroadenoma in the treated patients1.

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At 12 months, the average volume of the cryoablated zone was reduced by 75%, indicating the fibroadenoma was destroyed1.

1. Hahn, M & Pavlista, D & Danes, J & Klein, R & Golatta, M & Harcos, A & Wallwiener, D & Gruber, I. Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation of Fibroadenomas. Ultraschall in der Medizin (Stuttgart, Germany : 1980). 2012. n.p.
http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Ultrasound-Guided-Cryoablation-Fibroadenomas/23143883.html 

Testimonials

Testimonial

“Cryoablation is a procedure that we know is safe, efficacious, cost effective and cosmetically superior to surgical removal. IceCure has improved upon the technology and developed a system optimized for breast fibroadenoma. My patients have been very happy with the short, painless procedure, and the ability to return to normal activity immediately.”

Andrew Kenler, MD, FACS

Choose a Better Treatment Experience

Opening the door for office-based treatment of fibroadenomas, IceCure’s ProSense provides a fast and convenient minimally invasive procedure:
  • Fast and easy office-based procedure: Takes about an hour with no hospital waiting or overnight stay
  • Rapid recovery: Get back to daily activities immediately, no need for follow-up reconstructive surgery
  • Cosmetically superior results: No cavity for hematoma formation or volume loss
  • Minimal pain and discomfort: Local anesthesia together with cooling from the cryoablation itself reduces pain
  • Local anesthesia: Eliminates risks from general anesthesia required during surgery
  • Easy to use and efficient: Portable liquid nitrogen system with small footprint, easy storage, minimal set-up time and efficient single cryoprobe system
  • Repeatable procedure: Can be performed multiple times if needed
  • Reimbursed: Existing US code (CPT 19105) for in-office treatment of breast fibroadenoma
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Resources

Webinars

Webinar: Cryoablation in the Thoracic Cavity

This webinar lead by Dr. Julien Frandon of the Department of Radiology at CHU de Nîmes discusses various cases performed with the ProSense™ Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) Based Cryoablation System in the thoracic cavity (i.e. lung, mediastinum). (60 minutes)

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Publications

Feasibility and Safety of Single-Probe Cryoablation with Liquid Nitrogen: An Initial Experience in 24 Various Tumor Lesions

The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the feasibility of the IceCure’s single-probe liquid nitrogen system for tumor lesions of various sizes and locations, and to evaluate the safety of cryoablation with this technique.

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Publications

Cryoablation Using Liquid Nitrogen for Metastatic Lung Cancers

This retrospective observational study conducted by Professor Hiroaki Nomori, MD found that cryoablation using liquid nitrogen would be one of the treatment methods for metastatic lung cancers <2.2 cm; and pulmonary function decreased significantly when cryoablation was performed for an

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