|Diagnosis in short|
Ablated_endometrium. H&E stain.
|LM||endometrium completely or partially replaced by hyaline material and fibrosis|
|LM DDx||implantation site|
|Associated Dx||endometriosis (in hysterectomy specimens)|
|Clinical history||history of ablation, dysfunctional uterine bleeding|
Ablated endometrium, also endometrium post-ablation procedure, is endometrium that has been destroyed to render it nonfunctional.
Endometrial ablation is done to treat menorrhagia and metromenorrhagia in women that are done with their childbearing.
- Alternative to hysterectomy.
- Thermal injury - delivered via balloon.
- High prevalence of endometriosis in individuals with hysterectomy post-ablation procedure.
- NovaSure is a commonly used ablation system.
- Endometrium completely or partially replaced by:
- Hyaline material, fibrosis.
UTERUS, UTERINE CERVIX, TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY: - SUPERFICIAL FIBROSIS AND HYALINE CHANGE OF THE UTERINE LINING -- COMPATIBLE WITH PRIOR ABLATION. - UTERUS WITH LEIOMYOMAS. - UTERINE CERVIX WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS.
- Riley, KA.; Davies, MF.; Harkins, GJ.. "Characteristics of patients undergoing hysterectomy for failed endometrial ablation.". JSLS 17 (4): 503-7. doi:10.4293/108680813X13693422520602. PMID 24398189.
- Gimpelson, RJ. (2014). "Ten-year literature review of global endometrial ablation with the NovaSure® device.". Int J Womens Health 6: 269-280. doi:10.2147/IJWH.S56364. PMID 24648771.