Office hysteroscopy: current trends and potential applications: a critical review

Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2010 Oct;282(4):383-8. doi: 10.1007/s00404-010-1437-x. Epub 2010 Mar 27.


Office hysteroscopy is an excellent method of identifying and treating intracavitary uterine lesions. It has become easy to learn and perform; as an aid of modern technological applications, it is safe, accurate, provides immediate results under direct visualisation, and offers the additional benefit of histological confirmation and the discomfort of patients is minimal. We applied an extended literature search to explore the special features and details of the technique itself, as it evolved since it first appeared 30 years back. Our initial goal was to examine potential changes/improvements of the modality, in terms of the instrumentation used and the technique itself, the indications of use, its incorporation in daily practice, and patients' and clinicians' acceptability.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopes / trends*
  • Hysteroscopy / instrumentation
  • Hysteroscopy / methods
  • Hysteroscopy / trends*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Uterine Diseases / diagnosis
  • Uterine Diseases / therapy