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Synonyms for cautery

an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it

the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

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Conclusion: Unipolar and bipolar cautery procedures are equally effective in controlling epistaxis with almost negligible postoperative infection.
Pathological reports were reviewed for stage, number of separate pathological specimens per TURBT, and presence of cautery artifact.
In bullocks without a stalk at the end of growth, electro cautery was employed (Fig.
The cautery is set for 15 mA and turned on for 30 to 45 seconds.
Therefore, we preferred to use the full wave mode for cautery use in order to have less tissue damage [10].
Evidence suggests that the use of cautery is associated with an increase in the incidence of flap necrosis.
The radial arteries were harvested for 40 of these patients and divided into two groups depending on the use of the ultrasonic cautery (UC) (n=20) and the high-frequency electrocautery (EC) (n=20).
Explaining the science of the operation, also known colloquially as firing the palate, Nick Wingfield Digby, of Newmarket veterinary practice Rossdales, said: "A softpalate cautery is carried out to stiffen it so it is less likely to dislocate.
Curettage or shave excision, with cautery, is more likely to succeed in 1 session than cryotherapy; both may leave a smaller scar than surgery.
There are 4 exam rooms with full x-ray, sonogram, ekg, cautery, pulmonary function testing, etc.
Anterior bleeding sites are bleeders anterior to the bony nasal aperture, and are relatively easy to manage because the vessel may be visualised and controlled with basic equipment such as a headlight, nasal suction device and nasal speculum and simple cautery techniques.
WASHINGTON -- Patients who are sicker, who are taking warfarin, and whose polyps are removed by snare with cautery are at higher risk for complications following screening or surveillance colonoscopy, according to an analysis presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week.
If the bleeding continues to be bothersome, a surgeon or gastroenterologist might consider superficial cautery of the area that is bleeding.
A dermatologist can also get rid of them with cautery (a redhot wire that sizzles them) or a laser.