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Percutaneous ethanol injection is a treatment for cancer in which a needle is used to inject ethanol into a tumor to kill cancer cells. After receiving a percutaneous ethanol injection, people may experience fever or pain.

Percutaneous Ethanol Injection: A Summary

Percutaneous ethanol injection is a cancer treatment in which a small needle is used to inject ethanol (alcohol) directly into a tumor to kill cancer cells. Patients may receive a percutaneous ethanol injection once or twice a week. In most cases, a person undergoing this treatment will receive local anesthesia; however, if the patient has many tumors in the liver, for example, he or she may need general anesthesia.
 
Patients may have fever and pain after percutaneous ethanol injection. The doctor can suggest medicines to relieve these problems.
 
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