|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
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%.
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