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hysteroscope

 [his´ter-o-skōp″]
an endoscope used in direct visual examination of the canal of the uterine cervix and the cavity of the uterus.
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hys·ter·o·scope

(his'ter-ō-skōp),
An endoscope used in direct visual examination of the uterine cavity.
Synonym(s): uteroscope
[hystero- + G. skopeō, to view]
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hys·ter·o·scope

(his'tĕr-ō-skōp)
An endoscope used in direct visual examination of the uterine cavity.
Synonym(s): metroscope, uteroscope.
[hystero- + G. skopeō, to view]
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Newer hysteroscopes with small diameters and decreasing costs of hysteroscopic equipment allow gynecologists to perform hysteroscopy economically and safely in the office.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy with a 3-mm flexible hysteroscope, in fact, does not require any anesthesia.
Reinspect the endometrial cavity a few minutes after removal of the hysteroscope, Dr.
Smith & Nephew recently introduced a smaller set of instruments, including a 2.9-mm blade for removal of polyps through a 5.6-mm continuous-flow hysteroscope. However, the new instruments have not yet been approved by the FDA and are unavailable within the United States.
* PATIENT'S CLAIM The injury occurred when the ObGyn pushed the resection loop of the hysteroscope through the uterus, burning a hole in the uterus and the colon.
We want to know how deeply each fibroid penetrates into the myometrium and whether it is resectable with the hysteroscope. With such an assessment, we can make a sound decision about whether the fibroid can be treated hysteroscopically and whether we, individually, have the expertise to do it.
Use of a tenaculum when placing a hysteroscope produces a similar result and can add an element of safety to uterine access, especially when the uterus is significantly flexed (FIGURE 1).
The often stained amniotic fluid is exchanged for 1.5% glycine while the hysteroscope is navigated through the amniotic window into the fetal compartment.