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1. separation or detachment; extirpation; eradication.
2. removal, especially by cutting with a laser or electrocautery.
catheter ablation radiofrequency ablation.
endometrial ablation removal of the endometrium; methods used include radiofrequency, electrical energy, lasers, and hot and cold liquids.
radiofrequency ablation (radiofrequency catheter ablation) destruction of an accessory conduction pathway or other troublesome area of dysrhythmia by means of unmodulated high frequency alternating current delivered by a bipolar or unipolar catheter. The current causes heat with tissue destruction and formation of scar tissue to block the pathway or dysrhythmic area. Transvenous radiofrequency ablation has been successful in treatment of supraventricular tachycardia and is an attractive option to surgery. Called also catheter ablation.
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therapeutic selective endometrial destruction.
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en·do·me·tri·al ab·la·tion(en'dō-mē'trē-ăl ab-lā'shŭn)
Therapeutic selective endometrial destruction.
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endometrial ablationA surgical treatment for severe menstrual bleeding or fibroids situated near the inner surface of the womb, that involves destruction of the womb lining. This may be done by laser energy, by a heated wire loop, by microwave heating, or by hot fluid in a balloon. The treatment is an alternative to HYSTERECTOMY and has largely superseded D AND C (dilatation and curettage).
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