What is heater probe coagulation for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB)?

Updated: Sep 01, 2021
  • Author: Bennie Ray Upchurch, III, MD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FASGE; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The heater probe consists of a resistor electrode enveloped by a titanium capsule and covered by Teflon (to reduce sticking to the mucosa by the probe). The probe temperature rises to 250°C (482°F).


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