cautery cautery

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
  2. (n) the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Through the second he inserts the electric cautery and a tiny surgical knife.
  2. Recognition that brain tumors may develop suddenly and rapidly, that the electric cautery knife makes possible more complete removal of brain and spinal cord tumors.
  3. Sometimes combined with acupuncture was cautery: searing the skin with burning wormwood leaves.

News

  • Have specialist check recurring nosebleeds

    Dear Dr. Roach: How serious are daily nosebleeds? My father had trouble (he was always picking his nose), and I've had daily right-nostril bleeding with clots, and saw an ENT physician who hesitated to use cautery, saying it might do more harm than good. Now, my 50-year-old nephew has just started to have bloody nostrils. Just what is bleeding, and why?
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  • Ultrasonic shears: "The surgeon can choose from the basic diathermy electro-cautery to harmonic scalpel (ultrasonic shears) to sealing device like ligasure," explains Dr Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman, Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Sir Ganga...
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Pradeep Source: Express Healthcare Management

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