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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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In group A electrocautery and in group B chemical cautery with 50% silver nitrate was done and the results were compared.
Chemical cautery relieves pain but may not speed healing
Various treatment options exist without any consensus PGs have been treated by cryosurgery curettage electrodessication chemical cautery and lasers.
Chemical cautery is usually performed with silver nitrate, although other agents such as trichloroacetic acid are sometimes used.
In the literature, various methods have been used other than chemical cautery, in the non-surgical closure of perforations, like the irritant oil method, fibrin glue, fat plug, carbon dioxide laser trimming of the margins before applying paper patch etc.
In the office, we are more likely to use chemical cautery, usually with silver nitrate.
Upal KS (1997) Closure of tympanic membrane perforation by chemical cautery.