electrocautery


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application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)

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Topical hemostatic agents are recommended for surgical fields that are less amenable to electrocautery, including denuded areas on peritoneal surfaces, and around important heat-sensitive structures such as nerves.
14) Their treatment is by surgical excision, cryosurgery, electrocautery, photodynamic therapy, Mohs microsurgery, or laser excision.
Soft tissue covering the hardware was removed using a shaver and electrocautery device inserted via the superolateral accessory portal, exposing the edges of the plate and the six distal locking screw heads (Fig.
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).
As well as improving control of all equipment necessary for surgery such as light source, electrocautery, air insufflators, irrigation pumps etc, it also reduces the workload of the nurses.
Unlike the uni-pole electrocautery and laser devices, the ETT usually needs special protection to prevent ignition (5,6).
In addition, the researchers investigated generalizability of preoperative warm-up by following it with a different task, electrocautery simulation.
It can be confused with two different types of skin cancer, so it is important to be sure of the diagnosis before removing it, especially if, as in Jim's case electrocautery is used.
The HG Surgery System combines the company's proprietary high-frequency electrocautery knife UES-40S with a special resectoscope electrode to perform a transurethral resection in saline (TURis).
electrocautery (electric current is passed through a metal rod that touches, burns and destroys abnormal cells)
Other methods include using a scalpel instead of electrocautery to minimize skin damage; placing the patient in various positions to make it easier to stitch the skin together; and using permanent, rather than absorbable, stitches placed deeper in the tissue.
Latex- and fiberglass-free, the lightweight mask meets Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for TB-exposure control and is suitable for laser and electrocautery procedures.