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March 1974

Microcauterization in Otolaryngology

Author Affiliations

Kansas City
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(3):198-202. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030206010

Microcauterization in otolaryngology has been developed for use with the otomicroscope. Tissues are treated by heat issuing from scaled-down microprobes. The tissues undergo dehydration, coagulation, and carbonization.

Microcauterization allows shrinkage of certain growths or destruction of selected pathological tissues in a bloodless fashion. The procedure reduces unnecessary mechanical manipulations and improves surgical control.

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