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Use of a device or chemical agent to coagulate or destroy tissue.



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.


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These include conservative procedures such as marsupialization, enucleation, enucleation with chemical cauterization and/ or peripheral ostectomy to aggressive treatments such as resection.
Out of 35 perforations, 18 were subjected to chemical cauterization and 17 to freshening and application of Gelfilm patch and platelet rich plasma.
Chemical cauterization with 10% povidone iodine with 50% salicylic acid (7) (SOR: B), 10% potassium hydroxide (8) (SOR: B), cantharidin (2) (SOR: C), or 25% to 50% trichloroacetic acid (6) (SOR: C) is also effective.
The principle of chemical cauterization is that when on application, it breaks up fibrosis, promotes granulation and new tissue formation at the margin of the perforation.
56 of skin tags, each additional 10 lesions over 15 lesions 17250 * Chemical cauterization of 0.
Brisk bleeding from the site of attachment was checked by chemical cauterization with Trichlor Acetic Acid.
Rajan KV and Santhi T (2012) A Study of tympanic membrane perforation by chemical cauterization.