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Table 1 Demographics and intraoperative data of women undergoing local anaesthetic thermal balloon endometrial ablation (LA-Thermachoice) between 2001 and 2011, n = 253

From: The effectiveness of outpatient Thermachoice endometrial balloon ablation: a long-term 11-year outcome study

Variable Number (%)
Age
 Mean 44
 SD 4.7
BMI, n = 240
 Mean 30
 SD 6.8
Cycle phase, n = 247
 Proliferative 93 (37 %)
 Secretary 91 (37 %)
 Menstruating 34 (14 %)
 Mid cycle 15 (6 %)
 Amenorrhoea due to drugs 14 (6 %)
Clinical findings (USS or hysteroscopic), n = 249
 Normal 191 (77 %)
 Intramural fibroid 39 (15 %)
 Submucosal fibroid <3 cm 5 (2 %)
 Polyp 7 (3 %)
 Other 7 (3 %)
Uterine size, cm, n = 249
 <10 184 (74 %)
 ≥10 43 (17 %)
 Not recorded 22 (9 %)
 Mean size 8.6
 SD 1.2
Volume of fluid, ml
Thermachoice, n = 51
 Mean 24.1
 SD 13.3
Thermachoice III, n = 185
 Mean 19.1
 SD 11.2
Intrauterine pressure, mm Hg
Thermachoice, n = 51
 Mean 157
 SD 16
Thermachoice III, n = 188
 Mean 179
 SD 16
Mean visual analogue pain (VAS) immediately after procedure, n = 234
 Mean 5.5
 SD 2.7
 Not severe (VAS ≤8) 200 (81 %)
 Severe (VAS ≥9) 34 (14 %)
  1. Data not reported in all cases; calculations were based on cases that were recorded