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 (fo͝ol′gyə-rāt′, -gə-, fŭl′-)
v. ful·gu·rat·ed, ful·gu·rat·ing, ful·gu·rates
To emit flashes of lightning.
1. To emit (light) in flashes.
2. Medicine To destroy (abnormal tissue, for example) by electric current.

[Latin fulgurāre, fulgurāt-, from fulgur, lightning; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

ful′gu·ra′tion n.


(Surgery) surgery destruction of tissue by means of high-frequency (more than 10 000 per second) electric sparks


n. fulgaración, uso de corriente eléctrica para destruir tejido vivo.
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My eyes ranged far over a large space lit by a violent fulguration.
The 11 study operations were cataract extraction with intraocular lens insertion, retinal photocoagulation, laser trabeculoplasty, partial colectomy, cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia repair, internal fixation of hip fracture, total knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, transurethral prostatectomy, and transurethral fulguration or resection of bladder tumor.
Cold cup excisional biopsy was performed and fulguration was unnecessary because of negligible bleeding and complete removal of the polyp.
Despite its ferocity, fulguration is ineffective in pooled blood due to its highly conductive nature.
Patients with stage IV lesions should be considered for palliative resection, fulguration, or radiotherapy followed by systemic therapy.
TUR or fulguration is recommended for small, endovesical tumours, whereas for bigger, endovesical, intramural or extravesical tumours, segmental resection is recommended.
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One in every five cases was treated during fertiloscopy through lysis of adhesions, ovarian drilling, fulguration of minimal endometriosis, or drainage of ovarian cysts.
A careful cystoscopic examination with biopsy of suspicious areas will lead to the diagnosis; the Hunner's lesions should be treated in their entirety by fulguration or resection and the outcome is almost always gratifying.
In addition, they include incontinence treatment, bladder cancer fulguration, urodynamic equipment, stone treatment, urological endoscopes and nephrostomy devices.