NovaSure endometrial ablation: a review of 400 cases
Gynecological Surgery, 06/10/2011
Campbell P et al. – NovaSure endometrial ablation is a highly effective treatment for menorrhagia. Outpatient follow–up of women with longer cavities was recommended as further treatment may be necessary.
Retrospective observational study of 400 women who attended for NovaSure endometrial ablation
Information was collected from patient charts and followed up with postal and telephone questionnaires.
Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 18.
The mean age and parity of patients were 44 years and 2.84, respectively.
368 patients underwent the procedure, with an average treatment time of 88 seconds.
87 % of patients were satisfied with the procedure, with 59% achieving amenorrhoea.
Subsequent hysterectomy was performed in 7.6%.
The complication rate was 14% (32 abandoned procedures and 23 in-patient admissions following the procedure).
There were no uterine perforations.
Women with longer uterine cavities were less likely to be satisfied with the procedure (p=0.045).
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