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Afonso JS. E-book hysteroscopy. In: http://www.histeroscopia.med.br/. Access in:
José Sebastião Afonso
The uterine cavity can be explored by the ultrasonography, hysterosonography, hysterography, curetage and biopsy of the endometrium. If there is any indication for these procedures, it can probably be complemented or substituted by hysteroscopy.
The main diagnostic indications are:
Abnormal uterine bleeding.
Pathology uterine suspicion by other method.
Follow-up of uterine surgery, complications of the curetage, trophoblastic disease, uterus-tubal implant.
GIFT, ZIFT, TET, FIVET.
Bone metaplasia of the endometrium.
Secondary amenorrhea and with negative estrogenic-progestinic test.
The main surgical indications are:
Submucous myoma with or without intramural component.
Disfunctional uterine bleeding resistant to hormonal therapy (the techniques of ablation of the endometrium usually used are the electrocoagulation-roller, the electroresection associated to the electrocoagulation-loop+roller, the laser, the radiofrequency and the thermal coagulation.
Temporary (hydrogel P and intratubal device of Hamou) and definitive (silicone liquid) sterilization.
Removal foreign body (intrauterine device).