n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Current concepts in hysteroscopy : review article

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



As an endoscopic procedure, hysteroscopy is still neglected when compared to the widely practiced laparoscopic procedures. Despite having all the advantages of laparoscopy, namely direct optical judgement of body cavities, the possibility of surgical treatment during the same procedure, less trauma, reduced post-op pain and shorter hospital stay, hysteroscopy developed with greater difficulty. Reasons for this are the fragile endometrium, the virtual cavity and problems with the distention media, which all require special instrumentation and techniques. In addition, operative procedures require a complicated instrumentation set-up, special surgical training and knowledge of complications and their appropriate management. Modern women are increasingly demanding conservation of their uterus and hysteroscopy as a procedure has documented success in correcting problems with abnormal bleeding, infertility and pregnancy wastage.

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