procedures that are performed through the skin. Cryosurgery is a percutaneous procedure, because the cryoprobes are inserted through small holes in the skin, instead of open incisions, to reach their desired location.
Through the skin. When referring to “percutaneous procedures” in treating TN, it means a type of surgery in which the surgeon inserts a needle or electrode through the cheek as opposed to entering the skull.
Literally means through the skin. Several different types of kidney stone procedures can be done by surgically creating a passage directly into the central, open part of the kidney and passing a variety of probes, graspers, stents, catheters and other devices through the passage and into the kidney. This approach is very useful for large or complicated stones.
In surgery, percutaneous pertains to any medical procedure where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an "open" approach where inner organs or tissue are exposed (typically with the use of a scalpel).