monopolar cautery

mon·o·po·lar cau·ter·y

electrocautery by high frequency electrical current passed from a single electrode; the patient's body serves as a ground where the cauterization occurs.

mon·o·po·lar cau·te·ry

(mon'ō-pō'lăr kaw'tĕr-ē)
Electrocautery by high frequency electrical current passed from a single electrode, where the cauterization occurs, the patient's body serving as a ground.
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Objective: To compare monopolar cautery with cold steel dissection for tonsillectomy in pediatric age group.
2) The use of monopolar cautery for colpotomy and different closure techniques may account for these differences.
Additional monopolar cautery was performed at the base for hemostasis.
The cystic artery can be controlled using surgical clips, harmonic scalpel and ligature or monopolar cautery.
The current spreads into the peripheral tissues on its way to the passive electrode on its way back in the monopolar cautery.
Tonsillectomy was performed by monopolar cautery in all cases.
Neal Ellis, a general surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon, Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Research at the University of South Alabama, says first-generation monopolar cautery had safety challenges associated with the spread of energy, which could cause damage to adjacent structures not intended to be damaged.
The patients were randomly distributed for treatment by monopolar cautery (Called 'M' group) and for radiofrequency cautery (called 'R' group).
I perform dissection with the fenestrated bipolar grasper in arm 1 and the monopolar cautery hook in arm 2.
This is of particular concern when operating on or near the skull base and orbit, where the use of monopolar cautery is relatively contraindicated.