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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The four basic types of electrosurgical techniques are electrosection, electrocoagulation, electrofulguration, electrodesiccation.
Electrosection, also referred to as electrotomy or acusection, is used for incisions, exisions, and tissue planing.
The active electrodes used for coagulation are much bulkier than the fine tungsten wire used for electrosection.
The heat generated by electrosurgery depends on the duration of contact between the electrode tip and tissue, current intensity, size of tip and electrosection wave current.