Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cauterization: cervical cauterization


tr.v. cau·ter·ized, cau·ter·iz·ing, cau·ter·iz·es
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

[Middle English cauterizen, from Late Latin cautērizāre, to cauterize, brand, from Latin cautērium, cautery; see cautery.]

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.


A method of destroying tissue by burning, used during surgery.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cauterization - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat


n (Med) → Kaustik f, → Kauterisation f


n. cauterización, quemadura producida por medio de un agente cauterizante tal como el calor, la corriente eléctrica, o un cáustico.


n cauterización f
References in periodicals archive ?
Most patients had tried and failed standard medical and interventional approaches to control the bleeding including ENT laser cauterization procedures, septodermoplasty and GI endoscopies.
This circumcision was performed the same way as the surgical circumcision; however, the cutting and cauterization were done using a thermocautery device.
0 cm bullae distributed diffusely on the surfaces of both lungs were found, and the cauterization of bullae and pleurodesis was performed.
The dedicated Gynecology Day Surgery Unit will offer state-of-the-art surgical suites, fully equipped to perform day case surgeries including laparoscopy, cryocautery, hysteroscopy, colposcopy, tubal ligation, cauterization, cervical biopsy and perineal repair.
According to the FDA, doctors are only allowed to procure, store and sell medicines if they have an LTO from the agency as retailer or if these products are part of clinical procedures like surgery, diagnostic, dialysis, cauterization and vaccination.
Services include hospice care, a full-service imaging center, respiratory care, inpatient dialysis, rehabilitation services, and a special procedures unit including a cardiac cauterization lab.
2) However, patients may experience recurrent epistaxis despite conservative treatment and cauterization attempts.
The randomly divided patients of Group A (n=30) underwent cauterization with unipolar cautery while Group B (n=30) patients with bipolar cautery.
The most conflicting artefacts are crushed tissues, cauterization and heat artefacts as well as freezing artefacts.
However, excision, cryotherapy, cauterization, topical chemical and antiviral agents, and/or oral cimetidine are used in refractory cases or to accelerate the healing process.
Various treatment modalities include surgical excision, chemical cauterization, laser resurfacing, electrosurgery and dermabrasion.
Causes of RLN paralysis are severing of the nerve, ligation, traction and trauma due to aspiration, hemostasis or cauterization.