What is the role of transcervical resection of the endometrium in the treatment of menorrhagia?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Julia A Shaw, MD, MBA, FACOG; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Transcervical resection of the endometrium (TCRE) has been considered the criterion standard cure for menorrhagia for many years.

This procedure requires the use of a resectoscope (ie, hysteroscope with a heated wire loop), and it requires time and skill.

The primary risk is uterine perforation.


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