Clinical data

Cavaterm™ Published Articles

2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1996


  1. Brun Jean-Luc et al. Cavaterm thermal balloon endometrial ablation versus hysteroscopic endometrial resection to treat menorrhagia: The French, multicenter, randomized study, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2006) 13, 424-430
  2. Sadoon S.S. et al. Thermal balloon endometrial ablation (Cavaterm) in the management of menorrhagia, Journal of Obs. and Gyn. Nov. 2006; 26(8): 804-805

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  1. Habiba Marwan, Julian Sophia. Factors affecting the outcome of endometrial ablation using Cavaterm™ plus, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology 123 (2005) 92-97
  2. Garside Ruth et al. Microwave and thermal balloon ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: a systematic review, BJOG. January 2005, vol. 112, pp 12-13

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  1. El-Toukhy et al. Outcome of the first 220 cases of endometrial balloon ablation using CavatermTM plus. J of Obs & Gyn 2004:24(6); 680-3
  2. Munro M. Endometrial Ablation with a Thermal Balloon: The First 10 Years. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 2004:11(1):8–22

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  1. Abbott J. et al. A double-blind randomized trial comparing the Cavaterm and the NovaSure endometrial ablation systems for the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Fertility and Sterility 2003:80(1):203-208.
  2. Abbott J. et al. Quality of Life Should Be Considered the Primary Outcome for Measuring Success of Endometrial Ablation. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc 2003:10:4:491-495
  3. Alaily A.B., Auld B.J., & Diab Y. Endometrial ablation with the Cavatermäthermal balloon. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2003; 23; 1; 47-50.
  4. Hawe J. et al. In-vitro and in-vivo histochemical and thermal studies using a thermal balloon endometrial ablation system for varying treatment times. Human Reproduction 2003:18:12: 2603-2607
  5. Hawe J., Abbott J. & Garry R. Cavatermäthermal balloon ablation. O’Donovan P., McGurgan P.  & Prendiville W. (ed): Conservative Surgery for Menorrhagia 2003;107-116.
  6. Hawe J., Abbott J., Hunter D., Phillips G., & Garry R. A double blind randomised controlled trial comparing the Cavaterm uterine thermal ablation system with the Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of Dysfunctional uterine bleeding. BJOG 2003; 110; 350-357.
  7. Vihko KK, Raitala R, Taina E. Endometrial thermoablation for treatment of menorrhagia: comparison of two methods in outpatient setting. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2003 Mar; 82(3): 269-74. (Erratum in: Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2003 Dec;82(12):1156).

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  1. Mettler L. Long-term results in the treatment of menorrhagia and hypermenorrhea with a thermal balloon endometrial ablation technique. JSLS 2002 6;4;305-9.
  2. Pellicano M., Guida M., Acunzo G., Cirillo D., Bifulco G. & Nappi C. Hysteroscopic transcervical endometrial resection versus thermal destruction for menorrhagia: A prospective randomized trial on satisfaction rate. Am J Obstet Gyneol 2002: 187;3;545-50.

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  1. De Grandi P. & El Din A. Endometrial ablation for the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding using balloon therapy. Köchli OR (ed): Hysteroscopy. State of the Art.Contrib Gynecol Obstet 2000;20;145-153.
  2. Friberg B. & Ahlgren M. Thermal balloon endometrial destruction: the outcome of treatment of 117 women followed up for a maximum period of 4 years. Gynaecological Endoscopy 2000: 9:389-395.
  3. Genolet P.-M., Gerber S., De Grandi P., Friberg B. & Ahlgren M. Traitement des saignements utérins dysfonctionnels par ablation de l’endomètre à l’aide du ballonnet thermique Cavatermä. Reproduction Humaine et Hormones, 2000 ;XIII;1;45-50.

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  1. Friberg B. & Ahlgren M. Värmebehandling av endometriet med ballongkateter vid menorragi. Särtryck ur Läkartidningen 1999;96;39;4179-81.
  2. Gerber S., Wirz C., Genolet P.-M. & De Grandi P. Endométrolyse thermique: résultats cliniques d'une nouvelle technique d'ablation de l'endomètre. Journal für menopause 1999;1;9-13.
  3. Hawe J.A., Phillips G., Chien P., Erian J. & Garry R. Cavaterm thermal balloon ablation for the treatment of menorrhagia. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1999;Nov;106;11;1143-1148.

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  1. Friberg B., Persson B., Willén R. & Ahlgren M. Endometrial destruction by thermal coagulation: evaluation of a new form of treatment for menorrhagia. Gynaecological Endoscopy 1998;7;73-78.
  2. Friberg B., Joergensen C. & Ahlgren Ml. Endometrial thermal coagulation - Degree of uterine fibrosis predicts treatment outcome. Gynecol Obstet Invest 1998; 45:54-57.
  3. Gerber S., Genolet P.-M., De Quay N. & De Grandi P. Endométrolyse thermique: résultats cliniques d'une nouvelle technique d'ablation de l'endomètre. Médecine et Hygiène 1998; 56; 822-825.
  4. Römer Th. Die Therapie rezidivierender Menorrhagien – Cavaterm-Ballon Koagulation versus Roller-Ball-Endometriumkoagulation – eine prospektive randomisierte Vergleichstudie. Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie 1998;120:511-514.

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  1. Friberg B., Wallstén H., Henriksson P., Persson B., Petersson F., Willén R., & Ahlgren M. A new, simple, safe, and efficient device for the treatment of menorrhagia. J of Gynecologic Techniques 1996;2;2:103-108.
  2. Friberg B., Persson B., Willén R. & Ahlgren M. Endometrial destruction by hyperthermia - a possible treatment of menorrhagia. ACTA Obs et Gyn Scandinavica 1996;75:330-335.
  3. Genolet P.-M., Friberg B., Chardonnens E., Gaillard M.-C. & De Grandi P. Endométrolyse thermique au Cavaterm: résultats cliniques d’une nouvelle technique d’ablation de l’endomètre. Réalités en Gynécologie-Obstétrique 1996;14;28-30.

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Cavaterm™ Clinical Data