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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)
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n. termocauterización.
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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.
In the SG group and SDSG group, adherences were freed and the vessels of the greater curvature were cauterized with a thermocautery, from the cardia all the way to the pylorus.
Kent, "Optimization of thermocautery in excisional dermatologic surgery, " Dermatologic Surgery, vol.
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.
Objective: In this study, thermocautery, plastic clamping, and conventional (open surgical) circumcision techniques were compared in terms of their complications.
Surgical resection showed drastic progress over the years and recently thermocautery provides quick and efficient resection of the organ (Reece and Chawla, 2001).
In dog, the dermoid cyst was removed by thermocautery after achieving general anesthesia using Atropine sulphate, Xylazine and Ketamine on usual dose rates.
Radiation therapy, cryotherapy and thermocautery in conjunction have also been recommended (Tenes et al., 1995).