Bronchoscopic ablation is when you navigate a camera through the airway and then pass a catheter through the center of the instrument to the part of the lung where a tumor might be. The instrument has the ability to apply an energy source to the center of a tumor. The energy source can be freeze therapy or microwave therapy or other types of therapy. This is somewhat still an experimental procedure and being tested in a number of settings.
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