Basics of Hysteroscopy
- This video covers the basic concepts in hysteroscopy, covering topics including the components of a hysteroscope, difference in distension media used, as well as management of fluid delivery during hysteroscopy.
- The hysteroscope consists of the following components:
- Outer sheath
- Light source
- The different components are assembled in a set way before scope insertion.
- The distention media used for visualization can be gaseous, or conductive/non-conductive fluids.
- Each type of distention media may be suited for diagnostic or operative procedures using a variety of instruments.
- Fluid management systems must be in place to monitor the fluid absorption during hysteroscopy to prevent fluid overload. These systems can be manual or automated.
- While there are potential complications that arise from hysteroscopy, it remains an essential tool for gynecologists in their practice.
Comparison between operative hysteroscopies