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Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation with the neodymium-YAG laser.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2775689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Over the past 3 years a series of patients referred to the gynaecological department at Stobhill Hospital with menorrhagia have been treated, as an alternative to hysterectomy, by endometrial ablation with the neodymium-YAG laser. The results in the first 25 patients with a follow-up of over 6 months are presented. The overall success rate was only 52%, but by increasing the power output of the laser energy used to 80 W the rate of success increased to 83%. Of the 25 patients 13 were selected for laser treatment because hysterectomy was considered unsuitable on account of obesity or medical and surgical conditions; the other 12 wanted to avoid a hysterectomy. The technique and its problems are discussed.
Authors:
J A Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-20     Completed Date:  1989-10-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  928-32     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Gynaecology, Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Endometrium / surgery*
Endoscopy
Female
Humans
Laser Therapy*
Menorrhagia / surgery
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology

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