electrofulguration


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electrofulguration

 [e-lek″tro-ful″gur-ra´shun]
a type of electrosurgery used to produce superficial desiccation of tissue.

fulguration

The controlled surgical destruction of tissue by fulguration (using high-frequency electric current), in particular at margins of a malignancy.

Electrofulguration

A procedure where a high-energy laser beam is used to burn the cancerous tissue.
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electrofulguration

a method of electrosurgery used to produce superficial desiccation of tissue, which employs a highly or moderately damped alternating electrical current that is radiated through a monoterminal active electrode that is held close to the patient so that sparks spray over the lesion being treated. See also electrosurgery.