thermal balloon

thermal balloon

One of several techniques used to remove the endometrial lining of the uterus. An expandable sac is placed inside the uterus, filled with hot fluid, and pressurized. The hot, pressurized sac destroys the endometrial lining. The technique is used to treat excessive uterine bleeding.
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The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates in a statement on Monday strongly condemned the burning of more than 300 olive trees in the town of Tell, south of Nablus, by the settlers' militia from "Hafat Gilad" settlement, where they launched a thermal balloon towards the olive groves of the village.
As a result of new, more "automated" technology, five nonresectoscopic endometrial ablation techniques were introduced, starting with FDA approval of the thermal balloon device in 1997.
* Market size data for Gynecological Devices market segments - Female Sterilization Devices (Transcervical Sterilization Devices (Micro-inserts) and Mechanical Sterilization Devices (Tubal Clips and Rings)), Endometrial Ablation Devices (Thermal Balloon, Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA), Bipolar Energy, Cryotherapy and Microwave Endometrial Ablation Devices) and Uterine Fibroid Embolization Agents (Poly Vinyl Alcohol Particles, Trisacryl Gelatin Microspheres and Gelatin Sponge).
Uterine endometrial thermal balloon therapy for the treatment of menorrhagia: long-term multicenter follow-up study.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - A thermal balloon endometrial ablation provided long-lasting benefit to women with dysmenorrhea, with 86% saying the benefits lasted for up to 11 years, and 82% reporting that they needed no further treatment for the condition.
Amongst these techniques Thermal Balloon Endometrial Ablation (TBEA) is one of the alternatives.
Endometrial Ablation with a Thermal Balloon: The First 10 Years.
The Surgical Treatments Outcomes Project for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (STOP-DUB) research group enrolled 237 women with DUB at 25 study sites between January 1998 and June 2001 in a trial to compare three forms of hysterectomy (vaginal, laparoscopic, and abdominal low approach) under general or regional anesthesia, to two forms of endometrial ablation (rectoscopic ablation using radiofrequency electrodesiccation/coagulation or vaporization, and nonrectoscopic endometrial ablation with a thermal balloon), Dr.
SAN DIEGO -- Thermal balloon endometrial ablation is a safe and effective option for the treatment of women with idiopathic menorrhagia, results from a 3-year study of 330 women have shown.
Another technique - fluid-filled thermal balloon endometrial ablation - was also recommended for use in the NHS in England and Wales after both methods were judged to be clinically and cost- effective by the watchdog last year.