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Follow up and hysteroscopic evaluation of uterine cavity after hysteroscopic polypectomy

Selcuk Ayas, Ayse Gurbuz, Erdal Eskicirak, Selcuk Selcuk, Akif Alkan, Sadiye Eren

Abstract


Objective: to assess the results of hysteroscopic resection of the endometrial polyp by means of diagnostic hysteroscopy.
Material(s) and Method(s): This study is a prospective long-term follow-up study in a tertiary teaching hospital. Total 102 patients were included in this study. Eighty-three of them agreed with and completed the follow-ups.
Result(s): Eighty three patients (81.3 %) completed follow-ups and underwent diagnostic hysteroscopic evaluation. Recurence rate was 2,4 % (2/83). Pregnancy rate after hysteroscopic polypectomy was 60.8% (14/23). Further treatment was needed in three patients in premenopausal group.
Conclusion(s): Hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps can be regarded as safe, effective and worth to be encouraged. İnfertility results was promising. Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device can be considered in cases with recurrence or persistence menstrual abnormalities during the follow-ups.

Authors' affiliations

Selcuk Ayas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

Ayse Gurbuz, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

Erdal Eskicirak, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

Selcuk Selcuk, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

Akif Alkan, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

Sadiye Eren, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospita, Istanbul.

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Keywords

hysteroscopy; endometrial polyps; recurrence; infertility

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011;17(1):10.

Article History

Date submitted: 2010-02-10
Date published: 2011-03-02

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