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The coagulation of tissue by means of a high-frequency electric current.
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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 therapeutic method of cauterizing tissues with a high-frequency (diathermic) current received from special electron-tube generators. The method is used in the treatment of some tumors, erosions, and inflammatory processes, as well as to stop bleeding during operations. Depending on the purpose and the segment subject to electrocoagulation, active electrodes of different shapes (needle, disk, sphere, and loop) are used to permit cautery, coagulation, or dissection of tissues.

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Keywords: Acid red 1, Electrocoagulation, Decolorization, Recirculating tubular reactor, Punched anode.
Intraoperative haemorrhage was managed by bipolar electrocoagulation when bleed was present from the liver bed as seen in 3 patients and clipping was done in one patient of portal hypertension when bleeding was present from venous collaterals.
In the present study, TBUT values increased after electrocoagulation. Conjunctival folds at the eyelid margin may obstruct meibomian gland orifices and block meibum delivery to the tear film.
Post-ESD electrocoagulation syndrome developed in two patients and in one patient in the single and double ESD groups, respectively (p=0.493), and all of them spontaneously improved within 2 days after ESD (Table 3).
The wound in the tunnel was flushed, and electrocoagulation was performed to prevent bleeding.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of integrated electrocoagulation and sand filtration processes as a pretreatment of wastewater from the chocolate manufacturing plants in terms of turbidity, color, and chemical oxygen demand (COD).
However, for the purpose of this present study, electrocoagulation was used for the treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent and paint wastewater.
Hemostasis was performed by means of careful bipolar electrocoagulation. The surgical procedure proceeded uneventfully with no intraoperative or early postoperative complications.
Management options found in the literature are either conservative such as diethylstilbestrol [1, 3] ointment and topical steroid ointments [1, 4] or invasive as surgical excision and electrocoagulation [2].
The repeated inhalation of the electrocoagulation smoke and evaporated cytotoxic agents for long periods of time may have detrimental effects on the surgeons and the personnel.
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