Laparoscopic radiofrequency thermal ablation: a new approach to symptomatic uterine myomas.

  title={Laparoscopic radiofrequency thermal ablation: a new approach to symptomatic uterine myomas.},
  author={Valentino Bergamini and Fabio Ghezzi and Antonella Cromi and Gaia Bellini and Giovanni Zanconato and Stefano Scarperi and Massimo Franchi},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={192 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids. STUDY DESIGN Eighteen women with symptomatic intramural uterine myomas underwent radiofrequency ablation under laparoscopic guidance. Postoperative sonographic evaluations of the fibroids size were scheduled at 1, 3, 6 ,9, and 12 months. The impact of myoma-related symptoms on quality of life (QOL) was assessed using a validated questionnaire. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING


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