from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
- n. The act or process of cauterizing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of using either extreme heat or extreme cold to either cut or seal body tissue.
- n. A device used for cutting or sealing body tissue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue.
- n. The iron of other agent in cauterizing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, by a hot iron or by caustic substances that burn, corrode, or destroy the solid parts of an animal body.
- n. The instrument or drug employed in cauterizing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
- n. the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
Selective bipolar umbilical cord cautery and transection of anomalous parabiotic twin The patient was a 33-year-old, second pregnancy, referred at 21 weeks gestational age for pregnancy complicated by a monochorionic, monoamniotic (single shared placenta, single shared amniotic sac) twin pregnancy, with one twin reported to have multiple congenital anomalies.
The margins of the surgically removed cervical tissue are easier for the pathologist to evaluate, because the cautery used in a LEEP procedure literally fries the tissue at the place where the tissue is cut away.
In your case, the cone biopsy done by the LEEP method, which uses cautery to cut out the tissue, showed normal margins, free of abnormal cells.
I set the lamp back in its place while the doctor dug in his bag and brought out a small tray and what must have been a cautery tool.
Electrical current (cautery) is used to cut off the blood supply from umbilical arteries and vein to a non-viable, parasitic twin.
Others succumb to up-coding: bypass surgery and stents instead of medication, total joint replacement over a cortisone injection, Mohs surgery for skin cancers rather than a simple scrape and cautery.
Using microscopic guidance, electro-cautery and suction were applied to the targeted brain area.
Although normally performed by venesection, or the cutting of a vein, in some cases other techniques, such as cupping, applying leeches, cautery, or blistering might be called for. 59
Similar to bleeding, Esteyneffer often recommended the use of fuentes, an opening on the skin made by cautery or incision:
• Cathy Lake, whose mother Catherine Reuter died after being burned in an operating room fire because a flammable alcohol-based solution had been used to clean her skin and then the fumes were ignited by an electro-cautery device used to seal blood vessels.