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Improved method of laser photovaporization for endometrium cases
Author(s): En-ju Xia; Hua Lu; En-ling Chen; Hong-yue Wan
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Paper Abstract

Endometrium was destroyed by Nd-YAG laser under B ultrasonic monitoring through direct application of a fibrous catheter specially designed by Dong-lin Lee (an optical engineer). Of the 12 patients 11 cases had dysfunctional uterine bleeding and one case had postmenopausal uterine bleeding. The mean time of laser treatment was 5' 45', the mean volume of irrigating solution was 850 ml, and the mean estimated blood loss was less than 9 ml. All patients showed neither evidence of infection nor uterine perforation. Follow-up examination for 3 - 16 months showed amenorrhea in 4 cases, spotting in 4 cases, and obviously reduced menstrual flow in 3 cases. One patient, partly treated, had normal menstruation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2371, 5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203425
Show Author Affiliations
En-ju Xia, Beijing Yuquan Hospital (China)
Hua Lu, Beijing Yuquan Hospital (China)
En-ling Chen, Beijing Yuquan Hospital (China)
Hong-yue Wan, Beijing Yuquan Hospital (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2371:
5th International Photodynamic Association Biennial Meeting
Denis A. Cortese, Editor(s)

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