Thermocautery


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Thermocautery

 

cauterization by the use of high temperatures—for example, by means of a heated iron rod or the platinum tip of a special instrument, or cauter. Electrocautery is the method most commonly used in modern medical practice.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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By mid-20th century, the relationship of professional caregivers with the thermocautery was still that of safeguard and they had to care for its good condition: It is quite convenient for the aide to periodically check this instrument's good functioning to always have it ready (BC 8: 632-633).
KEYWORDS: Circumcision, Clamp, Complication, Pediatric, Thermocautery.
The surgical techniques used today include the PlastiBell, Gomco clamp, Mogen clamp, Smart clamp, Tara clamp, Shang Ring, and thermocautery.2,3 The diversity of circumcision techniques is the result of the search for more practical, cheaper, safer, and less complicated methods.
It was shown that thermocautery technique leads to less tissue damage compared to electrocautery techniques in our previous paper.4
Each circumcision was performed using a classical surgical circumcision technique, thermocautery, or aplastic clamp (Alisklamp).
For the thermocautery method, a digital thermocautery device (Thermo-Med TM 802-B; Thermo Medikal, Adana, Turkey) with 6 different temperature settings was used (Fig.1).This circumcision was performed the same way as the surgical circumcision; however, the cutting and cauterization were done using a thermocautery device.
Thermocautery was followed by application of pressure bandage with cotton and elastic nylon cloth.
Hence a combination of thermocautery, pressure bandage and restriction in movement was resorted to stop bleeding.
Thermocautery is commonly mistaken for monopolar electrocautery, even by urology specialists and pediatric surgeons.