Endometrial ablation with paracervical block

Josien P M Penninx, Ben Willem Mol, Marlies Y. Bongers

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, feasibility and efficacy of endometrial ablation under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was per formed at the gynecology department of a large teaching hospital. Women with dysfunctional uterine bleeding were included to undergo NovaSure endometrial ablation with paracervical block. We measured the acceptability, pain score (visual analog score scale), amenorrhea, and patients' satisfaction after the procedure. RESULTS: We treated 33 patients. No complications occurred during the procedure or postoperatively. Of the 33 women, 28 found treatment with NovaSure endometrial ablation under local anesthetics acceptable. After 24 hours, 23 of 33 women reported to be pain free, whereas 10 women still had mild pain. Twenty women developed amenorrhea (60.6%) and 13 women hypomenorrhea (39.4%). All women were satisfied with the treatment result and would recommend it to a friend. CONCLUSION: NovaSure endometrial ablation performed under local anesthesia is a safe, feasible and efficacious procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Endometrial ablation
  • Menorrhagia
  • NovaSure
  • Paracervical block

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