Channel Medsystems, a company based in San Francisco, California, won the European CE Mark to introduce its Cerene cryotherapy device in the European market. The endometrial ablation device is designed to help address heavy menstrual bleeding in premenopausal women who are done having children.
Unlike other existing endometrial ablation devices, when using the Cerene the patient may not need any sedation or anesthesia, as there may not be much discomfort during a procedure that takes less than three minutes.
Once the tip of the device reaches the fundus, nitrous oxide is released into an inflatable pouch that expands to make contact with the uterine lining. The nitrous oxide is cold enough to freeze the targeted tissue, while the inflatable pouch prevents unnecessary damage to nearby tissues.
Here’s an animation that demonstrates the entire procedure from beginning to end:
Via: Channel Medsystems…