thermocoagulation


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thermocoagulation

[¦thər·mō·kō‚ag·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Destruction of tissue by means of electrocautery or a high-frequency current.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Our big news is that the Nyeri County Health Department has given us a go ahead to demonstrate the use of thermocoagulation in treatment of precancerous lesions.
By switching the end effector, the robot subsystem can perform a variety of operations, such as biopsy, radiofrequency thermocoagulation, and radioactive particle implantation.
Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFTC) is a viable alternative treatment for LBP.[sup][1] A study utilized percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PIRFT) to treat LBP in 1994.[sup][2] In this study, an electrothermal cannula was placed into the center of the disc, and the device was activated to generate heat.
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Kerimoglu, "A rare complication of trigeminal nerve stimulation during radiofrequency thermocoagulation: sudden ST segment elevation," Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, vol.
Nakase, "Selective thermocoagulation of unresectable pancreatic cancers by using radiofrequency capacitive heating," Pancreas, vol.
The two newest devices are the TissueLink, which applies saline-linked radiofrequency energy to liver transection, and radiofrequency ablation, which uses thermocoagulation with parallel probes as devised by Habib.
adrenalin injection combined with thermocoagulation (gold probe) or a mechanical clip device.