Enjoy the latest issue of the Hysteroscopy Newsletter.
In early 1990 and onwards, several improvements were introduced. The major one, diameter of the scope was reduced to 2mm, by Bettochi without compromising the visibility and quality of work. The no touch technique did away with the speculum, the tenaculum, need for dilatation and operating theatre. Procedures could be carried out in the OPD, suddenly making it a hugely popular device to diagnose, plan further surgery and carry out a variety of extensive surgical procedures. The instrument has evolved from a diagnostic tool to one where treatment can be carried out, using isotonic solution and in a out patient setting.
It is not possible to forecast when the procedure will reach its full potential or what the “potential” is. It is essential for both the scientists and doctors to strive to go that little further. It is important that hysterocopists all over the world keep in touch with each other so that these latest improvements and advances can be shared and translated into benefits for the patient.