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Endometrial Ablation

  • Practice Bulletin PB
  • Number 81
  • May 2007

ABSTRACT: Endometrial ablation refers to a number of minimally invasive surgical procedures designed to treat abnormal uterine bleeding in selected women who have no desire for future fertility. In this document, standard resectoscopic endometrial ablation will be compared with the newer nonresectoscopic endometrial ablation devices and techniques. Evidence comparing endometrial ablation with other techniques for treating abnormal uterine bleeding also will be reviewed. The purpose of this document is to review the efficacy, safety, indications, and limitations of techniques for endometrial ablation.

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