What is the role of cryoablation 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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Cryoablation is the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the endometrium. The procedure is performed in approximately 10 minutes under ultrasonographic guidance.

Patients usually experience 1 week of watery vaginal discharge postprocedure.

Risks include perforation and suboptimal ablation of the entire uterine cavity.


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