Hysteroscopic Management of Intrauterine Disorders: Polypectomy, Myomectomy, Endometrial Ablation, Adhesiolysis, and Removal of Uterine Septum

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Abstract

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive and highly accurate means of diagnosing and treating a multitude of intrauterine pathology. It has become an indispensable tool for treating fibroids, polyps, synechiae, and congenital uterine anomalies and for performing endometrial ablation procedures. Specific classification systems exist for fibroids, synechiae, and congenital anomalies, which allow the pathology to be categorized into surgically meaningful groups that guide the approach for resection. Specific techniques are also required to treat each condition. The correct equipment must be used to ensure the optimal outcome, and the resection of these lesions should be carried out in a systematic manner. Clinicians should also be cognizant of complications they may encounter before performing these procedures so that greater care may be taken to avoid them.

Keywords

Estrogen Mannitol Fentanyl Lidocaine Dextran 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery UnitNewton Wellesley HospitalNewtonUSA
  2. 2.Newton Wellesley Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolNewtonUSA

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