What is the role of the HydroThermAblator (HTA) for 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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HydroThermAblator (HTA) is an office procedure in which normal saline is infused into the uterus via the hysteroscope.

The solution is heated to 194°F (90°C) for 10 minutes under direct visualization.

This procedure requires only local anesthesia.

HTA may be used in patients with irregularly shaped endometrial cavities and/or fibroids.

Vaginal and skin burns are the most reported complications.


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