Study Objective: To investigate the feasibility and acceptability of office hysteroscopic polypectomy using a novel continuous-flow operative 16F mini-resectoscope. Design: Multicenter prospective case series (Canadian Task Force classification III). Setting: "SS Antonio e Biagio" Hospital, Alessandria, and University "Federico II" of Naples. Patients: One hundred eighty-two patients with endometrial polyps. Interventions: Hysteroscopic polypectomy performed with 16F mini-resectoscope in an office setting, without analgesia and/or anesthesia. Measurements and Main Results: Polypectomy was successfully performed in 175 patients in a single surgical step (96.15%), with only 1 patient (54%) requiring a second office surgical step to complete the surgery. Seven patients (3.84%) were excluded from the analysis of operative parameters because of severe pelvic pain during the office procedure, which required a second inpatient surgical step. No major complications were recorded. Conclusion: Our findings demonstrate that removal of endometrial polyps using the 16F mini-resectoscope in an office setting is a feasible and safe surgical option. Outpatient see-and-treat polypectomy is an acceptable and effective alternative to inpatient resectoscopic polypectomy.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
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