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Glossary: percutaneous ethanol injection, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

percutaneous ethanol injection

(per-kyoo-TAY-nee-us EH-thuh-nol in-JEK-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 alcohol ablation, ethanol ablation, and PEI.

2009-11-13