Percutaneous ethanol injection

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Percutaneous ethanol injection is a possible treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma.[1]

Also used for thyroid and parathyroid disease.[2]

Instead of removing unwanted tissue surgically it is killed with alcohol.

It is similar in mechanism to Alcohol septal ablation for heart problems.

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  1. ^ Shiina S, Tateishi R, Imamura M, et al. (October 2012). "Percutaneous ethanol injection for hepatocellular carcinoma: 20-year outcome and prognostic factors". Liver International 32 (9): 1434–42. doi:10.1111/j.1478-3231.2012.02838.x. PMC 3466412. PMID 22712520. 
  2. ^ Bennedbaek FN, Karstrup S, Hegedüs L (March 1997). "Percutaneous ethanol injection therapy in the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases". European Journal of Endocrinology 136 (3): 240–50. PMID 9100545.