thermocautery


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thermocautery

 [ther″mo-kaw´ter-e]
cauterization by a heated wire or point.

ther·mo·cau·ter·y

(ther'mō-kaw'tĕr-ē),
The use of an actual cautery, such as an electrocautery.
[thermo- + G. kautērion, branding iron (cautery)]

thermocautery

/ther·mo·cau·tery/ (-kaw´ter-e) cauterization by a heated wire or point.

thermocautery

(thûr′mō-kô′tə-rē)
n. pl. thermocauter·ies
Cauterization using heat, as with a heated wire.

thermocautery

[thur′mōkô′tərē]
Etymology: Gk, thermē + kauterion, branding iron
the use of a needle or snare heated by direct flame, a heated hydrocarbon vapor, or an electric current in the destruction of tissue. See also Paquelin's cautery.

thermocautery

cauterization by a heated wire or point.
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10,11 Electrocautery and thermocautery work on different principles.
More edema occurs in the penile skin proximal to the clamp when compared to the surgery and thermocautery techniques.
15 In accordance with the literature, in our study, the clamp and thermocautery techniques were found to be superior to the classical surgical technique.
In terms of cost, one Alisklamp for each clamp circumcision, the thermocautery device and one absorbable suture for each thermocautery technique, and one absorbable suture for each open surgery were the considered costs when the common expenses were ignored (personnel, sterility, surgical set, and medical dressing).
17 There are not many studies in the literature about the thermocautery technique in circumcisions.
Also thermocautery technique was performed by the first author and the other techniques were performed by the second author.
If the thermocautery technique is used by experienced personnel maintaining sterile conditions in operating or circumcision rooms, it is a good choice in terms of the time, cost, and complication rate.