New-onset pelvic organ prolapse after Novasure endometrial ablation.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics (Impact Factor: 1.36). 09/2008; 278(2):187-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00404-007-0546-7
Source: PubMed


Endometrial ablation with bipolar radiofrequency energy (NovaSure) for dysfunctional uterine bleeding has gained wide acceptance due to its ease and efficacy.
A 45-year-old, gravida three, para two, female developed symptomatic Stage 3 pelvic organ prolapse (POP) 1 month after endometrial ablation using NovaSure.
To our knowledge, this is the first published case of new-onset POP briefly after an endometrial ablation. It is not clear whether there is a causal association between the ablation procedure and de novo POP. Should there be any additional cases of de novo POP post endometrial ablation, further investigation would be warranted.

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