chemical cauterization


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chemical cauterization

Etymology: Gk, chemeia + kauterion, branding iron
the corroding or burning of living tissue by a caustic chemical substance, such as potassium hydroxide. Also called chemical cautery, chemocautery.

chemical cauterization

Cauterization by the use of chemical agents, esp. caustic substances.
See also: cauterization
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It causes chemical cauterization of peripheral bone and soft tissues and its depth of penetration mainly depends on length of application (approx 1.
A physician may occasionally perform chemical cauterization of granulation tissue; examples include cauterization at the base of an umbilical stump in a newborn or on the vaginal cuff after hysterectomy.
Regarding control of nasal bleeding, we used 3 conservative modalities in a stepwise fashion: initially chemical cauterization (silver nitrate) if bleeding point was visible, anterior nasal packing if bleeding was profuse, and posterior nasal packing if anterior nasal packing failed.
The conventional method is to do chemical cauterization with 75% silver nitrate stick or solution and copper sulphate.
These aim to seal the piriform defect using several modalities including electrocoagulation with diathermy probe (43, 44), low-power diode laser (45), chemical cauterization with trichloroacetic acid (46, 47) and silver nitrate stick (48) and fibrin glue (49).
Considering the dimensions of the lesion, relationship with the neighbouring structures, & age of the patient; simple enucleation with chemical cauterization (Cornoy's solution application) was chosen as the treatment of choice.