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Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004 May 10;114(1):97-103.

Efficacy and satisfaction rate comparing endometrial ablation by rollerball electrocoagulation to uterine balloon thermal ablation in a randomised controlled trial.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Spectrum Twente, 7500 KA Enschede, The Netherlands. robinzon@wxs.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare two methods of endometrial ablation, hysteroscopic rollerball electrocoagulation (RBE) and non-hysteroscopic uterine balloon thermal ablation (Thermachoice trade mark ), regarding efficacy for reducing dysfunctional uterine bleeding and patients satisfaction rate.

METHODS:

A randomised controlled study was performed in a teaching hospital at the department of gynaecology. One hundred and thirty-seven premenopausal women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding proved by validated menstrual score list were included. Endometrial ablation by a hysteroscopic or non-hysteroscopic method was performed by one gynaecologist.

RESULTS:

Reduction of menstrual blood loss was significantly more successful at 24 months for thermal ablation with uterine balloon. Success rate measured by menstrual score < 185 for rollerball and thermal balloon ablation are equivalent at 12 and 24 months post-operatively. Satisfaction of the patients for both methods at 24 months post-operatively is not significantly different (respective 75% for rollerball and 80% for uterine balloon).

CONCLUSIONS:

Endometrial ablation by uterine balloon thermal ablation (Thermachoice trade mark ) is equally effective as hysteroscopic RBE of the endometrium.

PMID:
15099879
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