Silver nitrate is used in medicine to treat a number of conditions because of its cauterizing properties. This case report describes management of a silver nitrate burn of the oral mucosa that resulted in a large mass of necrotic tissue and accompanying pain in a year-old man. The patient bit his lip and received silver nitrate treatment from a physician. Significant swelling and pain occurred over a period of 3 weeks after application.
A vaginal cuff tear, also referred to as vaginal cuff dehiscence, is when the wound partly or completely opens up. Although it is a highly unusual complication, it can become a medical emergency. For this reason, women should know about the precautions they can take to prevent this from happening. Depending on the type of hysterectomy you have, it may be necessary for your surgeon to create a vaginal cuff. This is performed in the area where your vagina and cervix normally meet and involve sewing the top part of your vagina together. A vaginal cuff will only be created if your cervix is removed as part of your hysterectomy.
Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Jan 1, For further information about unapproved drugs, click here. On contact with living tissue, silver nitrate acts as an escharotic. Deep action is avoided by the formation of a dense surface film of coagulated albumin.
By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions. Side effects of silver nitrate cauterization of vagina. I had my cervix caurterized yesterday with silver nitrate and was wondering what all the symptoms and side effects were as the doctor didn't quite explain what to expect. View answer. Last night approx.