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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(6):1177-1183.
Published online June 1, 2003.
The Effectiveness of Resectoscopy in Gynecology.
Hyun Joo Lee, Hyun Chan Shin, Hee Woong Jeong, Chul Gwon Chung, Min Jeong Gwon, Sang Tag Eum, Kyung Do Park
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecol, Masan Samsung Hospital, College of Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
The purpose of our study is to find out the therapeutic effectiveness, reproductive outcome, and the diagnostic pathologic findings of the patients treated with resectoscopy. METHODS: We examined 110 patients who complained infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding and menorrhagia from May. 1995 to Dec. 2000 via office. Among the infertility and abnormal uterine bleeding patients with abnormal endometrial lesion, resectoscopy was performed and then the resected tissues was sended for pathologic examination, except IUA, uterine septum, and double uterus. After resectoscopy, we inserted Lippes loop and medicated premarin 2.5 mg, 54 days and medroxyprogesterone acetate 10 mg, 10 days to the IUA patients. In AUB patients, we only injected methergin for bleeding control. They visited office after 1 month, and the follow up for endometrial state was done through TVS, HSG, or hysteroscopy. RESULTS: Among the 44 infertility, 41 (93%) had normal endometrium findings. Of twenty pregnancy (48.8%), seven (35%) ended in a second trimester abortion, thirteen (65%) in a full-term infant. Among the 66 with abnormal uterine bleeding, the 62 (93%) had normal endometrial finding and normal menstruation pattern. But 2 patients recurred their symptom, then hysterectomy was done 3, 5 years later respectively. Most of the patients who performed histopathologic study were diagnosed as leiomyoma (59.4%), and then endometrial or endocervical polyp (25.3%) and residual placenta tissue (3.8%) respectively. CONCLUSION: The 101 patients (91.8%) improved their symptoms and intrauterine lesion. we suggest this technique which of diagnostic accuracy, cost safety, convenience, operation time, and patient's satisfaction.
Key Words: Intrauterine adhesion, Abnormal uterine bleeding, Hyteroscopy, Resectoscopy


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