Global endometrial ablation technologies

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2000 Jun;27(2):385-96, viii. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8545(00)80029-7.


The value of extirpative surgery for excessive uterine bleeding is questionable. A number of technologies have been developed that destroy the endometrial lining while preserving the uterus. This article compares and contrasts multiple modalities of global endometrial ablation technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization
  • Cryosurgery
  • Endometrium / surgery*
  • Female
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Hot Temperature
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microwaves
  • Radio Waves
  • Solutions
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / surgery


  • Solutions