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Electrocoagulation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Electrocoagulation
Tree Number(s)
E02.154.402
E04.014.170.402
Unique ID
D004564
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004564
Annotation
coordinate with organ or disease /‌surg
Scope Note
Procedures using an electrically heated wire or scalpel to treat hemorrhage (e.g., bleeding ulcers) and to ablate tumors, mucosal lesions, and refractory arrhythmias. It is different from ELECTROSURGERY which is used more for cutting tissue than destroying and in which the patient is part of the electric circuit.
Entry Version
ELECTROCOAG
Entry Term(s)
Diathermy, Surgical
Electrocautery
Endocavitary Fulguration
Galvanocautery
Surgical Diathermy
Thermocoagulation
NLM Classification #
WO 508
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Electrocoagulation Preferred
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