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Augmented fluoroscopy guided transbronchial pulmonary microwave ablation using a steerable sheath.Eighteen targets with a median largest diameter of 9 mm (interquartile range, 7-11 mm) were ablated in 9 pigs. Median needle-target center distance was 2 mm (interquartile range, 0-4 mm), and was higher for lower/middle than for upper lobes [0 mm (interquartile range, 0-4 mm) vs. 4 mm (interquartile range, 3-8 mm), P=0.04]. No severe complications or pneumothorax occurred. Two cases of rib fractures in the ablation zone resolved after medical treatment. Median longest axis of the ablation zone on post-ablation computed tomography was 38 mm (interquartile range, 30-40 mm). Histology showed coagulation necrosis of ablated tissue.