Probes, Electrothermal Cautery, Covered
Definition : Electrothermal cautery probes in which the heating component (e.g., a high-resistance wire) is encased in a probe cover. They do not deliver electrical current to tissue. The cover is usually made of a nonstick material to facilitate its manipulation and prevent it from pulling away coagulated tissue when retracted. Covered electrocautery probes are used mainly for coagulation and/or control of bleeding during minor surgical procedures.
UMDC code : 20864