ablate Definitions


to undergo ablation; to become melted or evaporated and removed at a high temperature.

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  • ginsburg, however, couldn’t escape the cancer for long. in august of 2019, doctors again spotted a tumor on her pancreas. ginsburg received three weeks of focused radiation treatment to ablate the lesion. the supreme court issued a statement, "the tumor was treated definitively, and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.” everydayhealth.com

  • the most common technique for treating atrial fibrillation is catheter ablation. in this procedure, your doctor threads one or more long, thin tubes (catheters) through blood vessels to your heart. he or she uses a mapping catheter to determine where the triggers are located and then applies extreme cold or heat with the catheter tips to destroy (ablate) these spots. this causes scarring that disrupts the faulty electrical signals and restores normal heart rhythms. mayoclinic.org

  • other treatment options — such as hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) and myomectomy (surgical removal of individual fibroids) — are available, as is magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound. this technique is also known as focused ultrasound surgery (fus) or ablation, and involves using high-intensity ultrasound waves to destroy (ablate) fibroid tissue, according to sir. medicinenet.com

  • "i think the findings show that ablating substrate is likely to be important in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. there will be a continued search to find a better way to ablate the substrate. i don't think the current mapping system as employed in this trial will change the ablation practice in the u.s. or elsewhere." medpagetoday.com

  • tumors > 4 cm or that are diffusely spreading require total or near-total thyroidectomy with postoperative radioiodine ablation of residual thyroid tissue with appropriately large doses of iodine-131 administered when the patient is hypothyroid or after recombinant thyroid-stimulating hormone (tsh) injections. treatment may be repeated after 6 to 12 months to ablate any remaining thyroid tissue. merckmanuals.com