Tailored Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Myomas

2019-09-20 03:46:39 | BioPortfolio


To perform the use of radiofrequency myolysis (RFM) for the treatment of intra-uterine fibroids through less invasive access by combining trans-vaginal ultrasound, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy


Given that the RF ablation of solid tumors of the liver and other organs is successfully used as a usual approach, the investigators have decided to transfer this technology to an original treatment of uterine fibroids. The access to each individual fibroid was determined considering passage of the needle towards its centre through only compromised tissue and by the shortest possible route by combining trans-vaginal ultrasound, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. To optimize radiofrequency myolysis, in fact, the investigators decided to improve the procedure by inserting three innovative elements: application of a virtual needle tracking system to follow the RF electrode during the ablation session, real-time monitoring of RF ablation by contrast-enhanced ultrasound and systematic biopsy of the lesions before electro-coagulation.

Study Design


Uterine Fibroids




International Evangelical Hospital




International Evangelical Hospital

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-20T03:46:39-0400

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