Pathological findings associated with the presence of a mirena intrauterine system at hysterectomy.

@article{Rizkalla2008PathologicalFA,
  title={Pathological findings associated with the presence of a mirena intrauterine system at hysterectomy.},
  author={Hala F Rizkalla and Mary T Higgins and Peter Kelehan and Colm O'Herlihy},
  journal={International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={74-8}
}
The Mirena intrauterine system (IUS) has improved the options available to women with menorrhagia. However, in some women, IUS treatment fails to reduce menstrual flow, and surgical treatment, including hysterectomy, is necessary. We have reviewed the histopathological findings on the uteri of 44 women undergoing hysterectomy because of menorrhagia after unsuccessful IUS treatment to assess whether a potentially unresponsive cohort could be identified. A retrospective review of 44 hysterectomy… CONTINUE READING

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