Incidence of upper genital tract occlusion following microwave endometrial ablation (MEA™)

Authors


Dr S Tawfeek, Unit 18, Sidney Williams House, Torbay Hospital, Lawes Bridge, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK. Email sherif@tawfeek.freeserve.co.uk

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of occlusion of the upper genital tract following microwave endometrial ablation (MEA™) in women treated for therapy-resistant menorrhagia. A total of 35 women were recruited between January 1997 and January 2005, Royal United Hospital Bath, to have interval hysterosalpingogram (HSG) post-MEA. After a successful MEA, either with general or local anaesthesia, 35 HSGs were performed 3 or more months later. Complete occlusion of the upper genital tract was found in 30 women (85.7%) and incomplete occlusion with tubal patency persisted in 5 (14.3%).

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