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Operative Hysteroscopy: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists’ 1993 Membership Survey

Citation

Hulka, Jaroslav F.; Peterson, Herbert B.; Phillips, Jordan M.; & Surrey, Mark W. (1995). Operative Hysteroscopy: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists' 1993 Membership Survey. Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2(2), 131-2.

Abstract

The 1993 American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists' membership survey on operative hysteroscopy had 713 respondents reporting 14,707 procedures. Directed biopsy and endometrial ablation were the most commonly reported. The majority of operative hysteroscopies were performed for a complaint of abnormal bleeding (78%). The most frequent reported complication was uterine perforation not requiring transfusion (14.2/1000 procedures). The rates of water intoxication and pulmonary edema stayed essentially unchanged from 1991: 2/1000 in 1993 compared with 1.4/1000 in 1991. No deaths were reported this year. The consistency in rates of procedures performed and complications within the three surveys conducted in 1988, 1991, and 1993 add credibility to the data from these retrospective studies.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1074-3804(05)80004-0

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Author(s)

Hulka, Jaroslav F.
Peterson, Herbert B.
Phillips, Jordan M.
Surrey, Mark W.

Year Published

1995

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

2

Pages

131-2

Reference ID

601