Integumentary System: Operative Terms

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Integumentary System: Operative Terms
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  1. chemosurgery
    a technique for restoring wrinkled, scarred, or blemished skin by the application of an acid solution to "peel" away the top layers of the skin
  2. chemical peel
    a technique for restoring wrinkled, scarred, or blemished skin by the application of an acid solution to "peel" away the top layers of the skin
  3. cryosurgery
    destruction of tissue by freezing - involved application of an extremely cold chemical
  4. dermabrasion
    surgical removal of frozen epidermis using wire brushes and emery papers to remove scars, tattoos, and/or wrinkles
  5. debridement
    removal of dead tissue from a wound or burn site to promote healing and prevent infection
  6. curettage
    to clean; scraping of a wound using a spoon-like cutting instrument called a curette
  7. electrosurgical procedures
    use of currents to destroy tissue - the type and strength of the current and method of application varies

    • Includes:
    • - electrocautery
    • - electrodesiccation
    • - fulguration
  8. electrocautery
    use of an instrument heated by electric current to coagulate bleeding areas by burning the tissue
  9. electrodesiccation
    use of short, high-frequency, electric currents to destroy tissue by drying - the active electrode makes direct contact with the skin lesion
  10. fulguration
    to lighten; use of long, high-frequency, electric sparks to destroy tissue; the active electrode does not touch the skin
  11. incision and drainage (I&D)
    incision and drainage of an infected skin lesion
  12. laser surgery
    surgery using a laser in various dermatological procedures to remove lesions, scars, tattoos, etc.
  13. laser
    an acronym for light amplificaiton by stimulated emission of radiation; an instrument that concentrates high frequencies of light into a small, extremely intense beam that is precise in depth and diameter; it is applied to body tissues to destroy lesions or for dissection
  14. Mohs Surgery
    a technique used to excise tumors of the skin by removing fresh tissue layer by layer until a tumor-free plane is reached
  15. skin grafting
    transfer of skin from one body site to another to replace skin lost through burns or injury

    • Includes:
    • - autograft
    • - homofgraft
    • - allograft
    • - xenograft
    • - heterograft
  16. autograft
    transfer to a new position in the body of the same person
  17. homograft
    donor transfer between individuals of the same species such as human to human
  18. allograft
    donor transfer between individuals of the same species such as human to human
  19. zenograft
    a graft transfer from one animal species to one of another species
  20. heterograft
    a graft transfer from one animal species to one of another species

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