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Electrodesiccation and Curettage

  • Robert Jackson
  • Sharyn Laughlin


Electrodesiccation is the effect produced by a highfrequency (500,000-1,000,000 Hz) alternating electrical current of comparatively high voltage (2,000 or more volts) and low amperage (100-1,000 mA) using one active electrode (1). The oscillations are damped, that is, the intensity of the voltage rapidly diminishes with each oscillation followed by a gap when there is no voltage, the cycle then being repeated. The active or operating electrode is in contact with the tissue. The sparkgap apparatus is used to produce electrodesiccation.


Squamous Cell Carcinoma Basal Cell Carcinoma Operating Electrode Mous Cell Carcinoma Squamous Cell Carci 
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  • Robert Jackson
  • Sharyn Laughlin

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