thermal ablation

Definition / meaning of thermal ablation

A procedure using heat to remove tissue or a part of the body, or destroy its function. For example, to remove the lining of the uterus, a catheter is inserted through the cervix into the uterus, a balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated, and fluid inside the balloon is heated to destroy the lining of the uterus.

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

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