Journal article

Tubal interruption and subsequent surgery for pain after endometrial ablation: A retrospective cohort study.

Tarini D Paul, Emma Readman, Samantha Mooney

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Endometrial ablation (EA) is an alternative to hysterectomy for abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), with reduced recovery time and fewer operative risks. However, post-ablation pain may be associated with subsequent surgery, including hysterectomy. It is uncertain what factors affect surgery rates for post-ablation pain, particularly with respect to timing and technique of tubal interruption. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between tubal interruption and post-ablation pain and subsequent surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 324 patients at a Melbourne tertiary hospital from 2009 to 2020. The primary outcome was subsequent pelvic surge..

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