Cauterization in Traditional System of Medicine: Electrocautery

Cauterization in Traditional System of Medicine: Electrocautery

by Kalpna Ijm


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Electrocautery, also known as thermal cautery, refers to a process in which a direct or alternating current is passed through a resistant metal wire electrode, generating heat. The heated electrode is then applied to living tissue to achieve hemostasis or varying degrees of tissue destruction. Electrocautery can be used in various minor surgical procedures in dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, and urology.
In this book author comprises the possible indications of cauterization along with procedures, safety concerns, historical perspective, surgical operative standards, and contraindication of the same described in traditional system of medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530920761
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2016
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Kalpna Ijm. MD

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