cautery knife

cau·ter·y knife

a knife that sears while cutting, to diminish bleeding.

cautery knife

a surgical knife that cuts tissue and seals it to prevent bleeding. The knife is connected to an electric source that generates the heat necessary for cauterization.

cau·tery knife

(kawtĕr-ē nīf)
Knife that sears while cutting, to diminish bleeding.

cau·tery knife

(kawtĕr-ē nīf)
Cutting tool that sears while cutting to diminish bleeding.
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Conventional treatment of these pathologies involves the use of the cold knife, cautery knife (electrocautery) or cryosurgery (using a gas expansion system or a cotton bud soaked in liquid nitrogen) [Ishida and Ramos-Silva, 1998].
Stabilize the vagina using clamps or figure-of-eight sutures and make a circular incision around the fistula with a cautery knife.