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Foley catheter balloon endometrial ablation: successful treatment of three cases.
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PMID:  22764467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Endometrial ablation is one of the most effective methods for treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). Balloon devices with circulating hot water inside or electrodes on the outer surface and radiofrequency-induced thermal destructors are the most recently introduced available tools for endometrial ablation. All of these methods are effective and simple but expensive technologies. The aim of this brief report is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new, simple and money-saving procedure, namely foley catheter balloon endometrial ablation (FCBEA), for treatment of DUB. We present our experience with FCBEA performed on 3 women with severe meno-metrorrhagia unresponsive to medical therapy. There were no procedure-related complications with achievement of complete amenorrhea for a 19 months follow-up period. Although FCBA has yielded encouraging results, there exists a need for further investigation and validation on larger groups, before its universal application.
Murat Api; Olus Api
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana Numune Education and Research and Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
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