Photocoagulation

What is Photocoagulation?

Photocoagulation meaning The use of an intense beam of light, such as a laser, to seal off blood vessels or destroy tissue. It is used to treat certain eye conditions, and may be used to destroy blood vessels that a tumor needs to grow. See also electrocoagulation and laser coagulation.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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