Interstitial thermo-ablation under MRI guidance for the treatment of fibroids

Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Aug;12(4):277-82. doi: 10.1097/00001703-200008000-00002.


Women with symptomatic uterine fibroids are increasingly seeking alternatives to open surgery. The combination of high resolution magnetic resonance imaging and the application of laser heat permit percutaneous treatment of fibroids under local anaesthetic. This article reviews the technique of interstitial thermo-ablation and other current minimally invasive therapies for symptomatic fibroids.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy / methods
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Coagulation / methods*
  • Leiomyoma / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Uterine Neoplasms / surgery*