Fani Gkrozou

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Loannina, Greece

  • Review Article   
    The history of hysteroscopy as an endoscopic method
    Author(s): Orestis Tsonis*, Fani Gkrozou, Lazaros Lavasidis and Minas Paschopoulos

    Modern hysteroscopy has become the main diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the majority of endometrial pathologies and for managing women with fertility issues. Historical data reveals evidence of endoscopic procedures in gynecologic cases dating back over 4,500 years, long before the concept of hysteroscopy was developed. In 1869, Pantaleoni performed the first successful diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy on a menopausal woman suffering from postmenopausal bleeding due to an endometrial polyp. Since then, many advancements have been made in instrumentation, distension media and applications of hysteroscopy. Office hysteroscopy is the latest trend in this field, offering the advantage of "see and treat" without the need for preoperative analgesia or anaesthesia. This review focuses on the history and evolution of hysteroscopy as an endoscopic method, presenting all mile.. Read More»

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