Endometrial destruction by hyperthermia--a possible treatment of menorrhagia. An experimental study.

@article{Friberg1996EndometrialDB,
  title={Endometrial destruction by hyperthermia--a possible treatment of menorrhagia. An experimental study.},
  author={Britt Friberg and Bertil R. R. Persson and Roger Will{\'e}n and Marianne Ahlgren},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={330-5}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of menorrhagia by heat-destruction of the endometrium, intended to be an alternative to hysterectomy, was investigated in an experimental study. METHOD A specially designed catheter (CavatermTM) with a silicone balloon containing a self-regulating containing heating element is inserted into the uterus, filled with glycine to a pressure of around 180 mmHg and heated to about 75 degrees C. We investigated the treatment effect in vitro in five extirpated uteri (series A) and… CONTINUE READING