electrocauterization


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Related to electrocauterization: cauterisation, electrocautery, electrical cauterization

electrocauterization

[i‚lek·trō‚kȯd·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(medicine)
The application of a direct galvanic current to tissues to cause destruction or coagulation.
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This study shows that diluted vasopressin may decrease operation time and electrocauterization frequency during laparoscopic stripping of ovarian endometriomas; however, the difference between case and control groups was not statistically significant.
Several treatments including surgery, cryotherapy, electrocauterization, laser or topical agents all focus on eradicating the lesions; however, the treatment strategy can vary depending on the disease location, severity, and the patients immune status [2].
4) Possible treatment modalities have been reported, including surgical excision, laser ablation, cryotherapy, electrocauterization, interferon, and retinoic acid.
PATIENT'S CLAIM The ObGyn used excessive electrocauterization during the first operation, leading to fistula development.
Recurrent complete heart block in a healthy patient during laparoscopic electrocauterization of the fallopian tube.
Modern electrocauterization is a process by which tissue is burnt using heat conduction from a metal probe heated by electric current.
Severe acanthosis or pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia can lead to the development of unusually large lesions which should be treated with electrocauterization, cryotherapy or surgical excision.
The skin lesions were refractory to con-ventional therapies, including cryotherapy, electrocauterization, and topical retinoids.
Some authors describe conservative treatments such as carbon dioxide laser excision, knife excision, cryotherapy, radiotherapy, electrocauterization, internal artery ligation, uterine artery embolization, local excision, conization, and laser ablation.