Fulguration, also called electrofulguration, is a procedure to destroy and remove tissue (such as a malignant tumor) using a high-frequency electric current applied with a needlelike electrode. During fulguration, lesions are ablated (destroyed) by the use of high frequency current and is essentially similar to cauterization. Fulguration is used to ablate tumors and other lesions such as hemangiomas and warts. It is either performed in an operation theater by a surgeon or on an out-patient basis by a surgeon or dermatologist.
- Fulguration entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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