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Destruction of the Rabbit Endometrium Using a Low-Powered Neodymium-YAG-Laser

  • M. D. Judd
  • P. D. Hill
  • L. A. Potter
  • S. G. Bown
  • I. McColl
Conference paper

Abstract

Menorrhagia1 is a common and debilitating symptom among women but methods for local endometrial destruction have met with limited success. Not until Goldrath2 3 ablated the endometrium using a high powered (55–60W) Nd-YAG laser under hysteroscopic control did a successful local method become available. This procedure had a 93% success rate after one application and had minimal morbidity.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Judd
    • 1
  • P. D. Hill
    • 1
  • L. A. Potter
    • 1
  • S. G. Bown
    • 1
  • I. McColl
    • 2
  1. 1.National Medical Laser CentreUniversity CollegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGuy’s HospitalLondonEngland

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