radiofrequency ablation

The use of electrodes to heat and destroy abnormal tissue.

English dictionary of cancer terms . 2015.

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  • Radiofrequency ablation — Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) of Lung, kidney, breast, bone and Liver tumors= RFA is performed to cure tumors in lung, liver, kidney, bone and rarely in other body organs. RFA procedure is performed under image guidance such as CT scan or… …   Wikipedia

  • radiofrequency ablation — radiofrequency catheter ablation. the destruction of precisely controlled areas of tissue by heat induced by low frequency electromagnetic waves, used for a variety of purposes, including the treatment of arrhythmias and the reduction of tumors …   Medical dictionary

  • radiofrequency ablation — the selective destruction of abnormal conducting tissue in the heart by the targeted delivery of radiofrequency energy via a catheter (see catheterization) under X ray and electrocardiographic guidance. It is usually curative in patients with… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • transurethral radiofrequency ablation — A procedure that is used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). A small probe that gives off low level radiofrequency energy is inserted through the urethra into the prostate. The energy from the probe heats and destroys the abnormal… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ablation — n. the removal or destruction of tissue, a part of the body, or an abnormal growth. For example, ablation therapy is an alternative to surgery for the treatment of breast cancer; it allows accurate targeting of tumours guided by MR scanning. See… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • radiofrequency therapy — the use of radiofrequency ablation for therapeutic purposes, such as the treatment of pain syndromes and arrhythmias …   Medical dictionary

  • Ablation — is defined as the removal of material from the surface of an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. The term occurs in space physics associated with atmospheric reentry, in glaciology, medicine and passive fire… …   Wikipedia

  • ablation — In medicine, the removal or destruction of a body part or tissue or its function. Ablation may be performed by surgery, hormones, drugs, radiofrequency, heat, or other methods …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Transurethral needle ablation — is a procedure that is used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). A small probe that gives off low level radiofrequency energy is inserted through the urethra into the prostate. The energy from the probe heats and destroys the abnormal… …   Wikipedia

  • Catheter ablation — is an invasive procedure used to remove a faulty electrical pathway from the hearts of those who are prone to developing cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardias (SVT) and Wolff Parkinson… …   Wikipedia

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