Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome following NovaSure endometrial ablation: Two case reports

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Endometrial ablation procedures are extensively used for the treatment of menorrhagia on premenopausal patients who failed medical therapy. The increasing popularity of safe, effective, less invasive, nonresectoscopic global endometrial ablation procedures could potentially increase the incidence of unusual adverse outcomes. Postablation tubal sterilization (PATSS) is one of these delayed complications, which could be challenging to diagnose. PATSS is a complication that potentially occurs following a global endometrial ablation in women with previous tubal sterilization. PATSS presents as cyclic pelvic pain caused by tubal distention from occult bleeding into the obstructed tubes. Review of the literature shows that majority of PATSS occurred after rollerball resection and ablation. We report two cases of PATSS after NovaSure® radiofrequency endometrial ablation. © Springer-Verlag 2012.

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Tam, T., Elgar, C., Jirschele, K., & Lombard, E. (2012). Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome following NovaSure endometrial ablation: Two case reports. Gynecological Surgery, 9(4), 449–452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10397-012-0744-6

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