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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 January-February;51(1-2):49-52

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Treatment of benign uterine bleeding and simple endometrial hyperplasia by endometrial ablation

Grio R., Geranio R., Curti A., Piacentino R., Ferraris G. P.


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Background and aims. The technique of endometrial resection by resectoscope represents a valid alternative to hysterectomy in patients with a high operating risk suffering from benign uterine bleeding and simple endometrial hyperplasia refractory to medical treatment or uterine curettage. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the validity of the resectoscopic technique of endometrial ablation.
Methods. The authors performed endometrial ablation using a loop and roller resectoscope in a group of 24 women with refractory menorrhagia which failed to respond to other techniques of first choice.
Results and conclusions. The results obtained show the good tolerability of resectoscopic surgery by the patients who, for medical reasons, represented a high operating risk if subject to laparohysterectomy.

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