Indication & Contraindications

Indication

The Cavaterm™ system is indicated to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with heavy menstrual bleeding due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete.

Cavaterm™ system for endometrial ablation, treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding

 

Contraindications

Women presenting conditions listed below require examination, precautions and/or treatment before they can be treated with Cavaterm

  • Undiagnosed uterine bleeding
  • Active infection of the internal and external genitalia
  • Active urinary tract infection

A Cavaterm™ treatment is strictly contra-indicated for women presenting the following conditions

  • Any premalignant or malignant condition by histology, e.g. adenomatous hyperplasia
  • Any anatomical or pathological condition significantly deforming the uterine cavity and thus preventing the balloon from laying uniformly on the endometrium
  • Any condition associated with a myometrio thickness less than 12 mm
  • Any condition leading to uterine wall weakness regardless of myometrio thickness
  • Any recent uterine damage or trauma
  • Pregnancy or any desire to become pregnant in the future
  • Uterine cavity length less than 4 cm or more than 10 cm (from the isthmus to the fundus)
  • Cervical canal length more than 6 cm

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