percutaneous ethanol injection

Definition / meaning of percutaneous ethanol injection

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 alcohol ablation, ethanol ablation, and PEI.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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