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11 September 1999 Ref. 99/09/MAS/F001

MICROWAVE ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION (MEA)

Dr. P. M. Yuen
Department of Obstetric & Gynaecology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

MEA can be applied for treatment of menorrhagia by ablating the endometrial lining with heat generated by a microwave applicator inserted into the uterus. It can be done under general or local anaesthesia.
At energy of 9.2 GHz, the depth of penetration is about 5-6 mm.
It can be used in presence of fibroid or uterine polyp.
The short term success rate for control of menorrhagia is about 90%.



Microwave applicator



Computer control unit

 

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