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n.1.A modification of the stethoscope, for directly auscultating the uterus from the vagina.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The procedure involves the passage of a hysteroscope through the vagina and into the uterus to the fallopian tubes, where a low level of radiofrequency energy is delivered to a small section of each tube.
The unique molded soak trays included with the systems hold a flexible hysteroscope or cystoscope in the correct position wine using only a half-gallon of disinfectant.
A diagnostic, single-channel hysteroscope with an outside diameter of 3.5 mm was used with normal saline (at room temperature), along with a gravity system with pressure established to maintain intrauterine pressure at approximately 110 mm Hg.
No part of the IUCD could be detected by the hysteroscope. It was then proceeded by a laparotomy.
The average pain score for hysteroscope placement into the cervix was 4.5 in the saline group, compared with 2.6 in the lidocaine group, a difference that was statistically significant.
With conventional resectoscopy all chips must be removed, necessitating multiple insertions of the hysteroscope. Monopolar instrumentation, in particular, carries a risk of energy discharge to healthy tissue.
The hysteroscope was then inserted through the port as one would during a laparoscopy.
The small diameter of the hysteroscope allows evaluation in most menopausal and nulliparous patients comfortably without first having to dilate or soften the cervix.
Once you add the office hysteroscope to your diagnostic armamentarium, you will find it difficult to imagine practicing ambulatory gynecology without it.