Bovie

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Bo·vie

(bō'vē),
An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. Frequently used as a synonym for electrocautery, that is, to Bovie a blood vessel .

Bovie

(bō'vē),
William, 1882-1958; U.S. physicist, inventor of a high-frequency electrosurgical device for desiccating, coagulating, cauterizing, and cutting tissue.

Bo·vie

(bō'vē)
An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. usage note Frequently used as a verb, i.e., to Bovie something is to dissect or cauterize it with the Bovie instrument.
[Bovie Medical Corporation]
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The small bowel was opened with monopolar cautery via the Bovie cautery extracorporeally and then dropped back into the abdominal cavity.
= 2.5 cm), such as in nulliparous or menopausal women, a superficial 2- to 3-cm longitudinal incision is performed with bovie cautery in the midline and distal portion of the posterior vaginal wall.
It was then excised entirely by Bovie cautery. The patient's recovery was uneventful, and he was extubated within 24 hours without difficulty.
The surgery required the use of an instrument to cauterize the area where the moles were located called a Bovie cautery (Bovie).