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Study design : A prospective, ob­servational clinical study. Setting : It was conducted at the department of obstetrics and gynecol-ogy my. The balloon catheter was placed through the cervix and after inflation in the endometrial cavity with 5% dex­trose, was heated to 78±5 C°. All women had single 8-minute session. Patients was followed up at 3,6 and 12 months visits. Timing; starting on May 2005, till September 2006. Objective : To evaluate the safety and efficacy of endometrial thermal balloon ablation in women with me-norrhagia. Patient and methods : The study included 80 women suffering from idi-opathic menorrhagia to assign them for endometrial ablation or hysterecto- Results : Endometrial thermal bal­loon ablation procedure lead to signif­icant decrease in menstrual flow and duration (P<0.05). Success rate re­corded ranged from 89.5% to 90.9%. No intraoperative complications oc­curred, whole minor postoperative morbidity occurred in 5% of patients. Conclusion : Thermal balloon en­dometrial ablation is a potentially safe and effective technique as hysterecto-

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