endometrial ablation


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ablation

 [ab-la´shun]
1. separation or detachment; extirpation; eradication.
2. removal, especially by cutting with a laser or electrocautery.
catheter ablation radiofrequency ablation.
endometrial ablation removal of the endometrium; methods used include radiofrequency, electrical energy, lasers, and hot and cold liquids.
radiofrequency ablation (radiofrequency catheter ablation) destruction of an accessory conduction pathway or other troublesome area of dysrhythmia by means of unmodulated high frequency alternating current delivered by a bipolar or unipolar catheter. The current causes heat with tissue destruction and formation of scar tissue to block the pathway or dysrhythmic area. Transvenous radiofrequency ablation has been successful in treatment of supraventricular tachycardia and is an attractive option to surgery. Called also catheter ablation.

endometrial ablation

therapeutic selective endometrial destruction.

en·do·me·tri·al ab·la·tion

(en'dō-mē'trē-ăl ab-lā'shŭn)
Therapeutic selective endometrial destruction.

endometrial ablation

A surgical treatment for severe menstrual bleeding or fibroids situated near the inner surface of the womb, that involves destruction of the womb lining. This may be done by laser energy, by a heated wire loop, by microwave heating, or by hot fluid in a balloon. The treatment is an alternative to HYSTERECTOMY and has largely superseded D AND C (dilatation and curettage).
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They developed a decision-tree, state-transition (semi-Markov) model to simulate 2 hypothetical patient cohorts of women with AUB: one treated with endometrial ablation and the other with hysterectomy.
SUMMARY: Extensive intrauterine adhesions with amenorrhea and hematometra can develop following endometrial ablation.
In this pilot study, we used foley catheter balloon endometrial ablation, which was presumed to be a cheaper and highly available equipment.
Thermablate EAS: a new endometrial ablation system.
Institutional length of stay was significantly longer for women assigned to hysterectomy (1-2 days), particularly among women who underwent abdominal hysterectomy (3 days), compared with those who underwent endometrial ablation, an outpatient procedure.
The condition usually affects premenopausal women and can be treated with long-term hormone therapy, a hysterectomy or endometrial ablation.
Instead of removing the reproductive organs, endometrial ablation is performed with a scope inserted into the uterus that is equipped with either a roller ball or a U-shaped wire on the end.
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in the doctor's office.
Kumar of the University Hospitals Birmingham, England, presented follow-up data of up to 11 years on a cohort of 192 women who responded to a mailed survey after undergoing thermal balloon endometrial ablation with the Gynecare Therma-Choice III Uterine Balloon Therapy System.
CHICAGO -- The exact state of the uterus 1 year after global endometrial ablation with NovaSure is largely unknown, but certain characteristics are beginning to emerge, Dr.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Essure sterilization procedure can be used in combination with two methods of endometrial ablation, according to studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
The NovaSure Impedance Controlled Endometrial Ablation System uses a slender hand held device to emit precisely measured amounts of radio frequency energy.