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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The University of New Mexico is seeking bids from qualified bidders to purchase miscellaneous surgical disposables inclusive of items found in Exhibit H (Biopsy Endometrial Pipelle /Electrode Loops/ Lonestar Retractors/ Fascia Closure Device/ Rumi Tips) Bid should include all disposable items as well as educational services offered.
The procedure, performed 7-14 days before the planned start of controlled ovarian stimulation, involved introducing the Pipelle suction curette through the cervix and up to the uterine fundus, then applying suction and moving the device around with the aim of covering the entire endometrium.
If the endometrial thickness is >5 mm, it is highly recommended that an endometrial sample be taken, using a Z-sampler, pipelle, etc.
Outpatient endometrial sampling devices, such as the Pipelle endometrial sampler (Unimar, Inc.
The most common method of assessment is via office-based endometrial biopsy, where a Pipelle is introduced into the cervix and endometrial samples are obtained.
Curtin urged physicians to speak with their pathologists about precise findings regarding endometrial biopsies obtained by Pipelle.
Biopsy samples were taken using a Pipelle Endometrial Curette (Unimar, Inc.
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Dekel demonstrated increased IVF implantation rate following endometrial curettage by Pipelle curette as a simple outpatient procedure (96).
2005; 25:32-4) in which pipelle biopsy was performed in postmenopausal women with bleeding.
Alpha atretic follicles (Hunter and Macewicz, 1985b) were identified in biopsy samples taken with a Pipelle de Cornier[R] (Prodimed, Neuilly En Thelle, Picardie, France), a flexible, plastic tube 2.