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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"Although electrodesiccation (ED) is a simple procedure, studies on ED use for DPN with a good number of cases are lacking," the authors said.
Electrodesiccation of pigmented nevi--biopsy studies: a preliminary report.
The two monoterminal techniques, electrofulguraion and electrodesiccation are not used in general dentistry.
I have had electrodesiccation treatment a few times and use aloe vera gel.
* Electrodesiccation: The veins are sealed off with the application of electrical current.
The area is also treated by electrodesiccation. An electric current from a special machine is used to control bleeding and kill any cancer cells remaining around the edge of the wound.
However, if further removal is desired, electrodesiccation, cryotherapy, shave removal, or excision are treatment options.
Several treatment modalities have been used, including intralesional corticosteroid injections, interferon a2b, cytotoxic agents, cryotherapy, electrodesiccation, pulse-dye laser and carbon dioxide laser.3
The best treatment consists of complete excision (shave biopsy may be sufficient) and/or electrodesiccation and curettage.
Ceilley said he prefers to use imiquimod prior to Mohs surgery, in conjuctionconjunetion with aggressive curettage and electrodesiccation. Treating for a few weeks preoperatively can reduce the defect, decrease the frequency of residual tumor, and improve cosmetic appearance.
Does inflammation contribute to the eradication of basal cell carcinoma following curettage and electrodesiccation? Dermatol Surg.