Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Uterus: endoscopy

Synonym(s): Hysteroscopy, videohysteroscopy

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet, Jean Pierre Held, Graham Munroe

Introduction

Uses

  • Diagnosis of focal lesions identified by manual palpation   Urogenital: rectal palpation  or ultrasonography.
  • Diagnosis of luminal lesions.
  • Selective biopsy of focal lesions.

Advantages

  • Provision of additional information to full work-up.
  • Diagnosis of conditions not detectable by other methods, eg:
    • Transluminal adhesions.
    • Small endometrial cysts.
    • Tumors.
    • Abnormalities of the uterotubal papille.
  • The proportional extent of pathologic changes may be obtained.

Disadvantages

  • Relatively expensive equipment required.
  • Risk of introduction of infection.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Millar B (1998) Care and disinfection of endoscopes. Equine Vet Educ 10 (5), 278-280 VetMedResource.
  • Allen W R & Bracher V (1992) Videoendoscopic evaluation of the mare's uterus: III. Findings in pregnant mares. Equine Vet J 24 (4), 285-291 PubMed.
  • Bracher V & Allen W R (1992) Videoendoscopic evaluation of the mare's uterus I. Findings in normal fertile mares. Equine Vet J 24 (4), 274-278 PubMed.
  • Bracher V, Mathias S & Allen W R (1992) Videoendoscopic evaluation of the mare's uterus II. Findings in subfertile mares. Equine Vet J 24 (4), 279-284 PubMed.


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