Volume : 6
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-2754
Print ISSN : 2394-2746
Article First Page : 38
Article End Page : 40
Introduction: Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive intervention that can be used to diagnose and treat many intrauterine and endocervical problems. Given the safety and efficacy, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy has become standard in gynecology practice.
Aims: A retrospective analysis of 507 case records of patients who underwent hysteroscopy between July 2017 and December 2018 was conducted. The indications for hysteroscopy, type of anesthesia employed and the procedure performed were studied.
Results: The most common indication for hysteroscopy was infertility. Most patients underwent hysteroscopy under general anesthesia. Thirty two percent of patients required total intravenous analgesia. Endometrial polypectomy and myomectomy were the commonly performed hysteroscopic procedures.
Conclusion: Hysteroscopy is a safe, minimally invasive and well tolerated procedure which is increasingly used worldwide as a first-line investigation for infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding and other diseases involving the uterine cavity. Technological advancements in the instruments have enabled the use of hysteroscopy as an out-patient procedure.
Keywords: Hysterosocopy, Infertility, Abnormal uterine bleeding.