Cauterization


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cauterization

[‚kȯd·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
Use of a device or chemical agent to coagulate or destroy tissue.

Cauterization

 

a medical treatment utilizing thermal, chemical, electric, or radiation burns. Cauterization is used to destroy such conditions as small skin tumors, warts, excessive granulations, and tattoos. It can be performed by diathermal coagulation, galvanocautery, chemical substances, or laser radiation. In surgical practice it is used to separate tissue and to stop bleeding (electric scalpel, laser beam). In the treatment of some inflammatory diseases, cauterizing agents in the form of a mustard plaster or ultraviolet radiation (quartz) serve a revulsive and reflex-therapeutic function.

V. B. GEL’FAND

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Another benefit of bipolar cauterization is that it selectively cauterizes the bleeding area only as the size of burnt area is 0.
Removal of the lesion without affecting the vision was possible with superficial keratectomy followed by cauterization of tumor bed with silver nitrate crystals.
Malheiros JA, Trivelato FP, Oliveira MM, Gusmao S, Cochrane DD, Steinbok P: Endoscopic choroid plexus cauterization versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydranencephaly and near hydranencephaly: a prospective study.
These include conservative procedures such as marsupialization, enucleation, enucleation with chemical cauterization and/ or peripheral ostectomy to aggressive treatments such as resection.
Combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization as primary treatment of hydrocephalus for infants with myelomeningocele: Long-term results of a prospective intent-to-treat study in 115 East African infants.
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A great number of topical, systemic, and surgical treatments are available for epistaxis, with variable effectiveness, among them: cauterization, nasal packing, sclerotherapy, embolization, arterial ligation, nasal humidification, laser ablation, septal dermoplasty, and nasal closure; but without consensus on the method of choice.
The path of the bullet showed signs of cauterization, indicating the shot had been fired at point-blank range.
Patent and Trademark Office describes: "A cauterizing system having a cauterizer tool for performing cauterization procedures, a cauterizer cord for carrying power to the cauterizer tool, a plug and a power cord for carrying power from the plug to the cauterizer cord, and a housing in which is mounted a mechanism for retracting and extending the cauterizer cord and the power cord.
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