electrocautery electrocautery

Definition(s):

  • (n) application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)

Usage(s):

  1. And they still hurt, even though the standard surgical technique, electrocautery, is a big improvement over the scalpel.
  2. And they still hurt, even though the standard surgical technique, electrocautery, is a big improvement over the scalpel.
  3. When necessary, most doctors remove warts by such medically proved methods as minor surgery, application of caustics, localized freezing or electrocautery.

News

  • Tiny, maggot-like bot could kill hard-to-reach brain tumors

    The neurosurgical intracranial robot prototype is tipped with an electrocautery tool, which uses electricity to heat and destroy tumors, as well as a suction tube for removing debris. (Credit: University of Maryland) When J. Marc Simard, a neurosurgery professor at the University of Maryland, saw a TV show a few years back with plastic surgeons using sterile maggots to remove dead tissue from a ...
    on September 6, 2013     Source: CNET

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