Pipelle

Pipelle

Gynecology A disposible device consisting of a plastic core and a drinking-straw-like sheath, used to obtain endometrial biopsies through gentle suction; the resulting tissue has a linguini-oid appearance

Pipelle

A proprietary name for a device used to obtain a sample of endometrium without DILATATION AND CURETTAGE. It consists of a flexible polypropylene sheath with a soft, rounded end, containing an inner piston. The blunt end, which has a perforation near the tip, is passed through the cervix into the womb and the piston drawn sharply back. In this way a small core sample of tissue is obtained. The end of the sheath is then cut off and sent to a laboratory for histological examination. The procedure can often be performed without anaesthesia.
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Samples were collected by way of various methods, including Pap smear, endocervical brushings and curettage, and endometrial pipelle.
Further, a prehysterectomy study by Rodriguez et al demonstrated that Pipelle endometrial biopsy sampled an average of only 4% (range, 0%-12%) of the endometrial surface area.
Transvaginal ultrasound thickness of endometrium more than 5 mm with Pipelle curettage of endometrium is sensitive to detect carcinoma of endometrium.
Methods: This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, from May to November 2015, and comprised patients undergoing endometrial biopsy with Pipelle.
Comparison of the histopathological diagnoses of preoperative dilatation and curettage and Pipelle biopsy.
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NPs are able to make a diagnosis, recommend and prescribe treatment and carry out procedures such as pipelle (endometrial) biopsy and Mirena insertion, if that is the treatment option the woman chooses.
In postmenopausal women endometrial sampl- ing with both the Pipelle device (Pipelle de Cornier, Paris, France) and the Vebra device (Berkeley Mede- vices, Inv; Richmond, CA, USA) were very sensitive techniques for the detection of endometrial carci- noma, with detection rates of 99.
Objective: To compare the patient's acceptability of Pipelle and conventional dilatation and curettage (D&C) for endometrial sampling and to estimate the average cost of both the procedures.
Although numerous studies have attempted to define the roles of EMB with Pipelle and TVUS, the literature is unclear as to which initial test is preferable.
If the endometrial thickness is >5 mm, it is highly recommended that an endometrial sample be taken, using a Z-sampler, pipelle, etc.