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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2019 Oct-Dec;12(4):248-249. doi: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_67_19.

Creating a Microdissection Cautery Tip Using Disposable Needle.

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Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
Department of Surgery, Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.


The use of electrocautery is universal in modern day surgery. Through decades electrocautery has reformed from larger electrodes to smaller ones. The latest modification is the micro-dissection cautery with a fine electrode tip. We have modified the electrocautery tip to replicate the usage of micro dissection-cautery using readily available, low cost disposable needle. The idea is to replicate the benefits of micro-dissection needle with a low cost construct which can be learned easily, used widely to provide optimum surgical results to the wider sections of the society. A video demonstration for creation of the micro-dissection cautery construct is also demonstrated.


Aesthetic surgery; Colorado needle; microdissection cautery

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