New-onset pelvic organ prolapse after Novasure endometrial ablation

ArticleinArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 278(2):187-9 · September 2008with180 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.36 · 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.