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Hysteroscopy pp 161-169 | Cite as

Hysteroscopy During Pregnancy

  • José Alanís Fuentes
  • Ana Laura Gutíerrez Aguayo
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Abstract

The development of hysteroscopy has provided a minimally invasive method for common gynecological problems such as abnormal uterine bleeding. The increase in the training of doctors, smaller diameter hysteroscopes, a greater emphasis on performed procedures in the medical office, and innovation of procedures during pregnancy have led to widespread use of this important technology. A hysteroscope is a telescope that is inserted through the vagina and cervix all the way into the uterus to visualize the endometrial cavity and both ostia of the fallopian tubes, cervical canal, cervix, and vagina. Hysteroscopy may be performed for diagnostic or therapeutic indications. Among the multiple indications of hysteroscopy we find the evaluation or treatment of the endometrial cavity, ostia of the fallopian tubes and cervical canal, premenopausal patients with abnormal or postmenopausal bleeding, endometrial thickening or polyps, submucosal fibroids, or intramural, intrauterine adhesions, Müller anomalies (uterine septum), translocated intrauterine devices, retention remains, sterilization, endocervical lesions, and more recently we entered septoplasty during pregnancy in a patient request with six lost diagnosed with uterine septum.

Keywords

Pregnancy Hysteroscopy Embryoscopy Fetoscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Alanís Fuentes
    • 1
  • Ana Laura Gutíerrez Aguayo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dr. Manuel Gea González HospitalMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.1° Octubre Medical CenterMexico CityMexico

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