Endometrial ablation with paracervical block

Josien P M Penninx, Ben Willem Mol, Marlies Y. Bongers

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of endometrial ablation under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was per formed at the gynecology department of a large teaching hospital. Women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding were included to undergo NovaSure endometrial ablation with paracervical block. We measured the acceptability, pain score (visual analog score scale), amenorrhea, and patients' satisfaction after the procedure. RESULTS: We treated 33 patients. No complications occurred during the procedure or postoperatively. Of the 33 women, 28 found treatment with NovaSure endometrial ablation under local anesthetics acceptable. After 24 hours, 23 of 33 women reported to be pain free, whereas 10 women still had mild pain. Twenty women developed amenorrhea (60.6%) and 13 women hypomenorrhea (39.4%). All women were satisfied with the treatment result and would recommend it to a friend. CONCLUSION: NovaSure endometrial ablation performed under local anesthesia is a safe, feasible and efficacious procedure.

LanguageEnglish
Pages617-620
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume54
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Menorrhagia
  • NovaSure
  • Paracervical block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Penninx, J. P. M., Mol, B. W., & Bongers, M. Y. (2009). Endometrial ablation with paracervical block. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 54(10), 617-620.
Penninx, Josien P M ; Mol, Ben Willem ; Bongers, Marlies Y. / Endometrial ablation with paracervical block. In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2009 ; Vol. 54, No. 10. pp. 617-620.
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In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 54, No. 10, 10.2009, p. 617-620.

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