Emergency hysteroscopic treatment of acute severe uterine bleeding

J. Shalev, T. Levi, R. Orvieto, I. Bar-Hava, D. Dicker

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The aim of this pilot feasibility study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of acute severe uterine bleeding. Forty-one women (mean age, 54 years) who underwent emergency hysteroscopy were assessed. In 40 women, a benign organic cause was found. In one postmenopausal patient, endometrial carcinoma was detected in endometrial chips and was managed with hysterectomy. None of the women with benign lesions required further surgery within the first postoperative year. One underwent hysterectomy at 18 months for new-onset fibromyomas. Hysteroscopy was found to be an effective tool for treating heavy uterine bleeding. It also prevented future episodes of severe bleeding in more than half the patients during 20 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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