Preservation of histopathologic assessment by use of a special technique for tissue inactivation by radiofrequency.
Thermoinactivation is under investigation as a new method of cancer treatment. Prior histopathologic verification has been indispensable. Our experiments show that thermoinactivation is in principle possible without destroying histopathologic morphology, if the temperature stays within certain limits. It could thus become applicable already before diagnostic biopsy, which might be used to avoid any potential spread during biopsy and before definitive surgery.