infrared coagulation

(IN-fruh-RED koh-A-gyuh-LAY-shun)

A technique in which abnormal tissue is exposed to a burst of infrared light (a type of radiation). This causes blood in veins in the tissue to coagulate (harden) and the abnormal tissue to shrink. It is being studied in the prevention of anal cancer in some patients with HIV.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "infrared coagulation"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "coagulación infrarroja"

Técnica en la que el tejido anormal se expone a una descarga repentina de luz infrarroja (un tipo de radiación). Esto hace que la sangre de las venas del tejido se coagule (endurezca) y que el tejido anormal se encoja. Se estudia para prevenir el cáncer del ano en algunos pacientes con VIH.