Hysteroscopy is the most accurate technique in order to visualise the endometrial cavity and diagnose relevant pathologies. Despite the further evolvement of ultrasonography, hysteroscopy provides not only diagnosis but also treatment, when needed. Based on fine hysteroscopes produced recently, hysteroscopy can be easily performed in an office-based environment, not only for diagnostic but also for treatment of minor pathologies. The more attractive office environment compared with the conventional operating theater, the no-need for general anaesthesia and the reduced cost compared to the classic hysteroscopy are the main advantages that characterize office hysteroscopy and that made it more popular during the last years.
Part of the book: Endoscopy