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Open Access Original Research
A comparative study between microwave endometrial ablation and conventional surgical procedures for treatment of menorrhagia
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Shimane (Japan)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2011, 38(1), 33–37;
Published: 10 March 2011
Abstract

Objective: To compare microwave endometrial ablation (MEA) using a new curved applicator with conventional surgical procedures in 26 patients with menorrhagia. Study Design: Ten patients received MEA and 16 patients received conventional surgical procedures. Using a visual analog scale (VAS), MEA patients rated their menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, and feelings of satisfaction from the procedure. The patients’ intraoperative blood loss, operating time, and length of hospital stay were compared. Results: Following MEA, the VAS scores were significantly decreased in the MEA patients for menorrhagia (p < 0.0001) and dysmenorrhea (p = 0.0002). The average VAS score regarding feelings of satisfaction for MEA was 8.9 (full score = 10). Mean blood loss, operating time, and mean length of hospital stay were significantly decreased in the MEA group compared to the conventional surgical procedure group (p < 0.0001). Conclusion: MEA successfully controlled menorrhagia and achieved a high rate of satisfaction among patients.;">
Keywords
Conventional surgical procedures
Menorrhagia
Microwave Endometrial ablation
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