rigid hysteroscope

rigid hysteroscope

Gynecology A small bore endoscope with improved imaging and narrow size which may negate the need for dilatation and anesthesia See Hysteroscopy.
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I use a 3-mm single-flow rigid hysteroscope for diagnostic purposes and can quickly add the operative sheath, making the hysteroscope a 5-mm operative rigid hysteroscope, when I need to perform a minor procedure.
Rigid hysteroscopes have a camera lens angle of 0-30 degrees.
When a rigid hysteroscope is used diagnostically, an open-sided speculum should be used, because a closed speculum will restrict the free movement of the scope.
201 Figure 10-3: Rigid Hysteroscope Market (US$), Japan, 2005 - 2015 .
Smaller sheath designs mean less dilatation and may reduce the need for the local cervical blocks that are often required with larger rigid hysteroscopes," said Jay Houser, director of product marketing, Karl Storz.
NASDAQ NM:GAEO) today received another 510(k) by the FDA to market their rigid Hysteroscopes intended for use during gynecological procedures.
One reason why this technology hasn't been more widely embraced is that initially only rigid hysteroscopes were available.