Cautery Burns: Prevention Better than Cure!

  • Rajdeep P. GuhaEmail author
  • Suparna Giri
Original Article


The electrocautery is an integral part of head and neck surgeries both for the primary lesion as well as for neck dissection. However, it is fraught with dangers of inadvertent burns to unintended areas, especially by the proximal end of the diathermy blade while working in deep narrow spaces. We devised a simple, cost effective, and easily reproducible method to eliminate this risk.


Electrocautery Feeding tube 



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© Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Narayana Superspeciality HospitalHowrahIndia

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