DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20194600

Transcervical resection of endometrium as a conservative management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding in premenopausal patients

Girish A. Pote, Namita Nandkumar Raut

Abstract


Background: Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) affects 10% to 15% women of reproductive age group. A prospective observational study was performed to study the efficacy, rate of satisfaction and adverse effects of Transcervical resection of endometrium (TCRE) in the treatment of DUB in premenopausal women.

Methods: 30 patients with DUB attending the hospital underwent TCRE and patients were followed up after 6 week, 3 months, 6 months up to 1 year and there bleeding score was calculated. Their response to treatment, complications and satisfaction rate were studied.

Results: 43.3% of the women in this study were in the age group of 40-44 years. Post TCRE, 43.33% (n=13) had hypomenorrhea. 33.33% (n=10) had regular cycle, 13.33% (n=4) women had amenorrhea and 10% (n=3) had no response and underwent hysterectomy. 86.66% (n=26) women were satisfied with the treatment whereas 13.33% (n=4) were not satisfied. One patient had uterine perforation and serosal bowel injury due to extended cautery injury. Bleeding reduced considerably and a statistically significant (paired t-test, p-value <0.05) difference was observed in pre and post procedure (6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year) bleeding scores.

Conclusions: Considering advantages like shorter operative time, uterine conservation and early mobility TCRE is a procedure of choice in patients in whom hysterectomy is either technically difficult or medically contraindicated or in those who are not suitable for long term medical management.


Keywords


Ablation, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, Menorrhagia, Transcervical resection of endometrium

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