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Office hysteroscopy and curettage--a safe diagnostic procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2400359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a series of 50 patients investigated by office hysteroscopy and curettage, satisfactory direct inspection of the cervical canal and uterine cavity was possible in all patients. In addition satisfactory endometrial specimens suitable for reliable histological evaluation were obtained in 98% of patients. No endometrium was obtained in 1 postmenopausal patient. Patients chosen for this form of investigation are those with an indication for diagnostic curettage who have no serious cardiovascular disease, are not bleeding or have light bleeding, and are willing to have an office procedure. Currently office curettage is done with a 5mm Karman catheter with an attached 10ml syringe for suction. Local analgesia is rarely used.
Authors:
D J Itzkowic; C R Laverty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-18     Completed Date:  1990-10-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Hospital for Women, NSW.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenocarcinoma / pathology*
Adult
Aged
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / methods*
Curettage / instrumentation,  methods*
Endometrium / pathology
Female
Humans
Hysteroscopes
Hysteroscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*

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