Research Article| Volume 32, ISSUE 3, P452-454, June 1936

Descriptive terms for abdominal electrosurgery

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      Simplified terms for electrosurgical procedures in the abdomen are suggested. The word “surgical” is omitted from titles used by the author or his associates. Brief descriptions of the methods are given.
      Electrosurgical appendectomy10 or electro-appendectomy.
      Electrosurgical cholecystectomy7,8,9 or electro-cholecystectomy.
      Electrosurgical gastroenterostomy2 or electro-gastroenterostomy.
      Electrosurgical anastomosis4,5 or electroanastomosis.
      Electrosurgical enterostomy11 or electroenterostomy.
      A recent term is given, electro-cholecystocausis12 (cauterization).
      For this term the writer is indebted to Paul J. McManus, s.j..
      For this term the writer is indebted to Paul J. McManus, s.j..
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