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Predictors of Endometrial Ablation Failure

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Abstract

Heavy menstrual bleeding is well defined as regular, cyclic, ovulatory bleeding that is excessive enough for a woman to disrupt her quality of life. In 2011, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) revised the classification system of reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding, including heavy menses. The acronym used is PALM-COEIN (Table 47.1) [1]. An annual prevalence rate of 53 per 1000 women for abnormal uterine bleeding has been reported by a US population-based study of women aged 18–50 years [2]. This high prevalence can lead to a burden in women’s health and quality of life along with health care costs if the appropriate therapeutic modality is not chosen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advocate Lutheran General HospitalPark RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.The Advanced Gynecologic Surgery InstituteNapervilleUSA

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