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- (a-BLAY-shun) 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.
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- amputation, anterior pelvic exenteration, breast-conserving surgery, breast-sparing surgery, castration, circumcision, excision, exenteration, margin, unresectable, unresected, Whipple procedure, wide local excision