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cautery

 [kaw´ter-e]
1. a caustic substance or hot or cold instrument used in cauterization.
chemical cautery chemocautery.
cold cautery cryocautery.
electric cautery electrocautery (def. 2).

cau·ter·y

(kaw'ter-ē),
1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
2. Use of a cautery.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

/cau·tery/ (kaw´ter-e)
1. an agent used for cauterization.

actual cautery 
1. an instrument that destroys tissue by burning.
2. the application of such an instrument.
cold cautery  cryocautery.
electric cautery , galvanic cautery electrocautery.
potential cautery , virtual cautery cauterization by an escharotic, without applying heat.

cautery

(kô′tə-rē)
n. pl. cauter·ies
1. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The act or process of cauterizing.

cautery

[kô′tərē]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 a device or agent used in the coagulation of tissue by heat or caustic substances.
2 a destructive effect produced by a cauterizing agent.

cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

A surgical instrument or agent used to burn, scar or destroy tissue. The electric cautery often consists of a short loop of wire, at the end of an insulated handle, which is made red hot by the passage of an electric current. The actual cautery is a metal rod heated in a flame.

Cautery

The use of heat, electricity, or chemicals to destroy tissue.
Mentioned in: Nosebleed

cautery

device used to cut, scarify or destroy tissue, by application of energy (heat, laser or an electric current)

cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
Agent or device for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues with heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

cautery

1. the application of a caustic agent, a hot instrument, an electric current, or other agent to destroy tissue.
2. an agent so used.

cold cautery
cauterization by carbon dioxide, called also cryocautery.
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On first postop day, there were 11 cases of mild pain in Group A who underwent unipolar cautery in comparison to Group B where we saw 18 cases of mild pain.
Keywords: Cold steel dissection, Hemorrhage, Monopolar cautery, Tonsillectomy.
Conclusions: Cautery artifact may delay accurate staging at initial TURBT for large tumours by understaging up to 6% of patients.
Hence, it can be concluded that, in case of nasal polyps or granulomas, surgery or electro cautery can be adopted at the earliest after ruling out nasal schistosomiasis.
Dissection and coagulation achieved by low voltage electro cautery (EC) (VALLEYLAB FORCE FX monopolar 300W-300 Ohm, Bipolar 70W-100 Ohm, Tyco Healthcare, USA) in twenty patients (n=20) and with ultrasonic cautery (UC), (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) in the others (n=20).
3% for 82 lesions removed by combinations of curettage, shave, and cautery (the lesions weren't differentiated by removal method or location).
We therefore decided to investigate the viability of localisation and cautery as a primary intervention for posterior epistaxis in the context of a South African training hospital.
No FloSeal patients were crossed over to cautery, but three patients in the cautery group were crossed over to FloSeal.
Ablative cautery done through a high-resolution anoscope seems to be a safe and effective--although painful--treatment for high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions of the anus in HIV-negative patients.
In the United States and other high-resource countries where vasectomy is popular, cautery (burning the inside of the ends of the vas) and/or metal clips, often with fascial interposition, are the most common techniques.
The harmonic scalpel is associated with less blood loss than unipolar cautery for uterine incisions performed during laparoscopic myomectomy, Dr.
If this mixture is ignited by a spark from a surgical implement such as an electric cautery, the result can be what the article refers to as "intra-abdominal fires.