NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- alcohol ablation
- listen (AL-kuh-hol a-BLAY-shun)
- An injection of ethanol (alcohol) through the skin directly into a tumor to kill cancer cells. Ultrasound or a CT scan is used to guide the needle into the tumor. Also called ethanol ablation, PEI, and percutaneous ethanol injection.