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Chapter 7 - Indications for Hysteroscopy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 September 2020

Mary E. Connor
Affiliation:
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
T. Justin Clark
Affiliation:
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
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Summary

Improved hysteroscopic technology has enabled clinicians not only to perform diagnostic outpatient hysteroscopy but also to treat uterine lesions. Bipolar diathermy electrodes have reduced the risk of fluid overload, allowing the excision of larger fibroids at a single setting and thus reducing the need for abdominal operations. Novel indications for hysteroscopy have become available, such as hysteroscopic tubal occlusion. Concomitant developments in hysteroscopic equipment and ultrasound technology have influenced how these tools are used in the diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine conditions.

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