electrodesiccation


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electrodesiccation

[i¦lek·trō‚des·ə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
The use of a single terminal electrode with a small sparking distance to destroy lesions or seal off blood vessels.
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8,9,14,17,20,21) However, single reports and case studies describe variable results when extramammary Paget disease has been treated with alternative therapeutic modalities including electrodesiccation and curettage, (8) laser surgery, (8,9,14,16) photodynamic therapy with aminolevulinic acid, (8,14) radiotherapy, (8,14) and topical chemotherapy with either bleomycin or 5-fluorouracil.
62) For example, based upon the management of the tumor, variable rates of tumor persistence or recurrence for primary basal cell carcinoma have been observed: 0% to 21% for cryotherapy, (12,13,63-65) 3% to 42% for curettage and electrodesiccation, (66-69) 2% to 30% for intralesional alpha interferon, (16,18,70,71) 0% to 35% for photodynamic therapy, (3,20,21,72) 7% to 16% for radiotherapy, (3,23,48,73) 2% to 10% for surgical excision, (10,74-77) 7% to 21% for topical 5-fluorouracil, (29,30,78) and 0% to 31% for topical imiquimod.
8) Chemotherapy and electrodesiccation have been tried, but their role is limited.
Other treatments--such as curettage (scraping away of diseased tissue), electrodesiccation (destroying diseased tissue by electric current), cryosurgery (freezing diseased tissue), radiation therapy, and standard surgical excision--are considered effective for some skin cancers.
Common AK treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), excisional surgery, electrodesiccation (burning) and curettage, lasers, topical chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy.
Potential treatments for paronychia and fissures include aluminum acetate soaks, 4% thymol, emollients, topical corticosteroids, intralesional steroids, systemic antibiotics, electrodesiccation, cryosurgery, surgical debridement, and nail plate avulsion, Dr.
Most authors use a powered microdebrider for intracapsular tonsillectomy followed by electrodesiccation of the tonsillar remnant.
The lesions were present against a background of multiple actinic keratoses, and were removed by electrodesiccation and curettage.