Endometrial ablation: normal appearance and complications

Monica R. Drylewicz, Kathryn Robinson, Cary Lynn Siegel

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Global endometrial ablation is a commonly performed, minimally invasive technique aimed at improving/resolving abnormal uterine bleeding and menorrhagia in women. As non-resectoscopic techniques have come into existence, endometrial ablation performance continues to increase due to accessibility and decreased requirements for operating room time and advanced technical training. The increased utilization of this method translates into increased imaging of patients who have undergone the procedure. An understanding of the expected imaging appearances of endometrial ablation using different modalities is important for the abdominal radiologist. In addition, the frequent usage of the technique naturally comes with complications requiring appropriate imaging work-up. We review the expected appearance of the post-endometrial ablated uterus on multiple imaging modalities and demonstrate the more common and rare complications seen in the immediate post-procedural time period and remotely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2774-2782
Number of pages9
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018


  • CT
  • Endometrial ablation
  • Endometrium
  • MRI
  • Uterus


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