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 The treatment is an alternative to HYSTERECTOMY and has largely superseded D AND C (dilatation and curettage).
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The Total Office Solution is a comprehensive suite of technologies including the Adiana permanent contraception system; the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure for heavy menstrual bleeding; and the THS tower-free hysteroscopy system, which enables OB/GYNs to perform non-invasive hysteroscopic procedures in the comfort of their offices.
Table 28: World 11-Year Perspective for Endometrial Ablation
2 Endometrial Ablation Devices Market, United States, Revenue ($m), by Segment, 2005-2013 183.
She strongly opposed offering global endometrial ablation to postmenopausal patients.
Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today celebrates 10 years of the availability and success of its NovaSure endometrial ablation system.
presented a similar study, which assessed the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of NovaSure Endometrial Ablation performed in-office with minimal anesthesia.
The microwave endometrial ablation system uses a transcervical applicator that emits a 3-mm spherical field of microwave energy.
Both endometrial ablation and hysterectomy are effective treatments in women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
NEW ORLEANS -- Combining myoma coagulation with endometrial ablation for symptomatic fibroids and bleeding reduces the need for subsequent surgery, Dr.
The Company has completed extensive clinical evaluations of its cryothermic technology, including a 40-patient feasibility study in Canada, which demonstrated that gynecologists can successfully and comfortably deliver the endometrial ablation procedure in their office without the need for conscious sedation.
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in the doctor's office.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust are seeking suppliers to provide a range of endometrial ablation devices to ensure patient choice and promote standardisation of clinical practice.