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
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..View full abstract