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n. pl. ther·mo·cau·ter·ies
Cauterization using heat, as with a heated wire.
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Noun1.thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat
cauterisation, cauterization, cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
electrocautery - application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)


n. termocauterización.
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Objective: In this study, thermocautery, plastic clamping, and conventional (open surgical) circumcision techniques were compared in terms of their complications.
In dog, the dermoid cyst was removed by thermocautery after achieving general anesthesia using Atropine sulphate, Xylazine and Ketamine on usual dose rates.
The thermocautery, the Potain aspirator, the metallic bladder catheter, instruments for blood transfusions, lumbar puncture needles, among others, were safeguarded by the care professionals, who were their safe keepers, overseers, and caretakers, but not their users.
Other treatment modalities consist of ligation and excision, artificial ulceration, electrolysis and thermocautery, sclerosant therapy, radiation and compression depending on the clinical features and the anatomic considerations.
Titanium alloy implants may be subjected to localized crevice attack exposed to short time periods of hot (> 70 [degrees]C, or 160 [degrees]F) chloride, bromide, iodide, fluoride or sulfate containing solutions during electrosurgery, electrocautery or thermocautery procedures.
Radiation therapy, cryotherapy and thermocautery in conjunction have also been recommended (Tenes et al.
The present report documents an extensive lesion of bovine papilloma and its successful management by surgical excision and thermocautery.