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Misdiagnosis of leiomyosarcoma after radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids.

08:00 EDT 16th August 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Misdiagnosis of leiomyosarcoma after radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids."

Minimally invasive therapies to treat symptoms of uterine fibroids can be effective alternatives to major surgery. Such modalities include pharmacologic agents, uterine artery embolization (UAE), MR guided focused ultrasound, and laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Acessa procedure). Acessa is being used to treat women with symptomatic fibroids and was approved by the FDA in 2012.

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Name: Journal of minimally invasive gynecology
ISSN: 1553-4669
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Procedures used for the targeted destruction of the mucous membrane lining of the uterine cavity.

The application, via IMPLANTED ELECTRODES, of short bursts of electrical energy in the radiofrequency range, interspersed with pauses in delivery of the current long enough to dissipate the generated heat and avoid heat-induced tissue necrosis.

Removal of tissue by vaporization, abrasion, or destruction. Methods used include heating tissue by hot liquids or microwave thermal heating, freezing (CRYOABLATION), chemical ablation, and photoablation with LASERS.

Inflation of a balloon catheter within the uterine cavity to control UTERINE HEMORRHAGE.

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