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  • 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
  • n  the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

  • Through the second he inserts the electric cautery and a tiny surgical knife.
  • As for acupuncture and cautery, six clinics are giving wholesale treatments for more than 200 maladies, including nervous breakdown, chronic rheumatism, headaches, facial .
  • Some recommend surgery, cautery with an electric needle, localized freezing, or acid to burn away the tissue; a few even fall back on folk remedies like touching warts with a .
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  • 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?
    Sept. 14, 2013 - Detroit News

  • Pradeep in Express Healthcare Management
    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...

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