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Radiofrequency induced endometrial ablation.
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PMID:  7554617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radiofrequency endometrial ablation is an experimental technique which requires a minimum of training and appears to be safe so long as a strict protocol is maintained. The success rate in over 1000 patients in multiple centes gives an incidence of amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea in excess of 80%. Therefore, as long as patients are strictly selected more than eight out of 10 hysterectomies for dysfunctional uterine bleeding can be avoided. The technique is particularly suitable for women with severe cardiopulmonary disease because there is no risk of pulmonary or cerebral oedema due to fluid intravasation.
B V Lewis
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0950-3552     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-07     Completed Date:  1995-11-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710782     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Watford District General Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hertfordshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation* / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Endometrium / surgery*
Equipment Safety
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Hemorrhage / surgery*

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