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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Isquemia fría

Cold ischemia (KOLD is-KEE-mee-uh)
In surgery, the cooling of a tissue, organ, or body part after its blood supply has been reduced or cut off. This can occur while the organ is still in the body or after it is removed from the body if the organ is to be used for transplantation.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.