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cautery,

searing or destruction of living animal tissue by use of heat or caustic chemicals. In the past, cauterization of open wounds, even those following amputation of a limb, was performed with hot irons; this served to close off the bleeding vessels as well as to discourage infection. In modern times cautery is used only on small lesions, e.g., to close off a bleeding point in the nasal mucous membrane or to eradicate a wart or other benign lesion. This is accomplished either by the application of a caustic substance such as nitric acid, or by the use of an electrically charged platinum wire (electrocautery).

cautery

[′kȯd·ə·rē]
(medicine)
Any agent or device used to coagulate or destroy tissue by means of heat, cold, electric current, or caustic chemicals.
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Initial attempts at cautery often resulted in the recurrence of bleeding.
You may have seen someone attempt to stop a bleeder by grabbing a finger-size piece of tissue with a large clamp and then holding the cautery to the clamp and cooking it for a while.
If the ear is still draining through a residual perforation after tympanoplasty, I will repeat tympanic membrane cautery.
10) Younger and Blokmanis found that nasal cautery was the causal factor in 7% of septal perforations.
In unrelated news, the company announced the formal "Notice of Allowance" for a patent on its battery powered cautery.
After the anesthesia circuit is placed in its slot, the suction and cautery wands are slipped into the holster, and the tubes and wires are inserted into the clip, the surgical field is set-in only minutes.
This new technology enhances our core product line of both battery operated cautery products and operating room electrosurgical accessories, such as our patented multi-function cautery," J.
Monopolar suction cautery is used to electrodesiccate the remaining tonsil (figure 2, E), leaving behind only a shell of charred tissue (figure 2, F).
ETI develops and manufactures disposable and reusable proprietary instruments for the endoscopy market, including biopsy and bi-polar cautery instruments.
Conventional tonsillectomy involved cold dissection and snare with suction cautery (Aspen Excalibur with a Conmed handpiece; Soma Technology; Cheshire, Conn.
Cox's Thermal Option(TM) Biopsy Forcep gives physicians emergency cautery capability when taking tissue samples.
Granulation tissue is an important pathogenic feature of all types of chronic ear disease, and it can be controlled and treated with good aural toilet, appropriate antibiotic therapy, topical steroids, and chemical cautery or surgical debridement.