thermocoagulation


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thermocoagulation

 [ther″mo-ko-ag″u-la´shun]
coagulation of tissue with high-frequency currents.

ther·mo·co·ag·u·la·tion

(ther'mō-kō-ag'yū-lā'shŭn),
The process of converting tissue into a gel by heat.
Synonym(s): endocoagulation

thermocoagulation

/ther·mo·co·ag·u·la·tion/ (-ko-ag″u-la´shun) tissue coagulation with high-frequency currents.

thermocoagulation

(thûr′mō-kō-ăg′yə-lā′shən)
n.
The use of heat produced by high-frequency electric current to bring about localized destruction of tissues.

thermocoagulation

[-kō·ag′yəlā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, thermē, heat; L, coagulare
the use of high-frequency electric currents to destroy tissue through heat coagulation.

ther·mo·co·ag·u·la·tion

(thĕr'mō-kō-ag'yū-lā'shŭn)
The process of converting tissue into a gel by heat.
Synonym(s): endocoagulation.

thermocoagulation

Destruction of tissue by locally applied high temperatures, as in ELECTROCAUTERY or by using a high-frequency alternating current.

ther·mo·co·ag·u·la·tion

(thĕr'mō-kō-ag'yū-lā'shŭn)
Process of converting tissue into a gel by heat.

thermocoagulation,

n the use of high-frequency electric currents to destroy tissue through heat coagulation. Also known as electrocautery.

thermocoagulation

coagulation of tissue with high-frequency currents.
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Percutaneous thermocoagulation intradiscal techniques for discogenic low back pain.
Randomized controlled trial of percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation for chronic discogenic back pain: Lack of effect from a 90-second 70 C lesion.
Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) thermocoagulation application can provide long-standing effect in chronic pain.
Heavner et al (35) Thermocoagulation was a function of set temperature and did not depend on the method of RF application.
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Conventional radiofrequency thermocoagulation is a clinically effective treatment for reducing neuropathic pain (NP).
Recently, the efficacy of some interventional treatment methods of DLBP such as intradiscal steroid injections (ISI), epidural steroid injections (ESI), intradiscal radiofrequency (RF) thermocoagulation, and intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) have been investigated in the literature (4).
The thermocoagulation offers a complete solution reduce red veins in the face and make spider veins in legs disappear.
With ulcers with stigmata of active bleeding, visible vessel, or adherent clot, 194 patients achieved hemostasis after receiving primary therapeutic endoscopy or adrenaline injection and thermocoagulation with a heater probe.
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Surgeries with successful outcomes include sphenopalatine ganglionectomy and radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the trigeminal ganglion with section of the trigeminal nerve.
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