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Use of a device or chemical agent to coagulate or destroy tissue.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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So direct visualization and cauterization of offending vessel is a better and cheaper procedure, as in our study.
In the present study we have compared chemical cauterization of anterior nasal septum with local vasoconstrictor nasal spray for treating cases of idiopathic pediatric epistaxis.
Medical treatment is the most preferred treatment, although cauterization is gaining popularity in CCh treatment.
Some important methods of stopping the bleeding are: local pressure, nasal packing, topical vasoconstriction, cauterization and ligation, but there are no definitive protocols for epistaxis management7.
Diagnosis based on frozen section can be difficult depending on the effects of applied treatments, cauterization or freezing artefacts (Figure 1, 2).
Various treatment modalities include surgical excision, chemical cauterization, laser resurfacing, electrosurgery and dermabrasion.
Causes of RLN paralysis are severing of the nerve, ligation, traction and trauma due to aspiration, hemostasis or cauterization.8, 9
After nerve sectioning, a malleable cauterization microprobe is used for capillary hemostasis and to prevent reinnervation.
In patients with hydrocephalus from other causes, choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) has been associated with improvement of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) outcome compared to ETV alone.
Cauterization Canon of the Eleven Vessels of the Foot and Forearm and Cauterization Canon of the Eleven Yin and Yang Vessels excavated from Mawangdui tomb 3 (burial dated 168 BC) in Changsha of Hunan province are the earliest monographs covering not only vessels but also the application of moxibustion.
Over the course of 1 month and several visits, the bleeding was stopped temporarily with sutures and cauterization but recurred after each intervention.
The wound beds were prepared for engraftment by cauterization to minimize any retained epidermal stem cells.