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This atlas presents the fundamental aspects of modern cryosurgery. In the case of cancer patients it shows the discipline's advantages when compared to conventional surgical approaches. The text features definitions of the most frequently used terms, short descriptions of the historical and scientific background of cryosurgery, and an outline of cryosurgical equipment and techniques. Still further, the text covers the whole spectrum of experimental and clinical cryosurgery and the results of cryosurgical treatment of tumours in, for example, the liver, lung, and brain. Over 500 illustrations, mostly in colour, demonstrate the cryosurgical approach.