electrosection

electrosection

 [ĕ-lek″tro-sek´shun]
a type of electrosurgery used to incise or excise tissue.

e·lec·tro·sec·tion

(ē-lek'trō-sĕk-shŭn),
Use of electrical current for surgically cutting tissue.

electrosection

use of a fine emitting electrode to section soft tissues (Table 1)
Table 1: Forms of electrosurgery
Electrosurgery typeFeatures
ElectrofulgurationUses a high-voltage, dampened waveform to produce a spark that arcs from the probe tip to the skin lesion, causing superficial charring of the lesion surface
ElectrosectionUses an undampened or mildly damped current in conjunction with a very fine emitting electron to produce a cutting effect through soft tissue
ElectrocoagulationUses an intermittent damped current in conjunction with a larger emitting electrode to produce less intense heat over a larger area to induce coagulation and thereby haemostasis
ElectrodesiccationUses an intermittent damped waveform with high voltage and a lower current emitted from a ball electrode to induce cell dehydration and tissue shrinkage

e·lec·tro·sec·tion

(ĕ-lektrō-sekshŭn)
Use of electrical current for surgically cutting tissue.

electrosection

(ilek´trōsek´shən),
n an incision created by electrosurgery, ideally by using a fully rectified, alternating high-frequency current and producing minimal cellular injury.

electrosection

a method of electrosurgery used to incise or excise tissue, which employs a slightly damped, modulated undamped, or undamped alternating electrical current, and requires both an active concentrating electrode and an inactive dispersing electrode. Called also electroresection. See also electrosurgery.