Hysteroscopy Dilatation & Curettage
Hysteroscopy is the use of a small camera thru the cervical opening to visualize the lining of the uterus. There are no incisions. Risks are minimal but include: bleeding; infection; uterine perforation that may require laparoscopy; anesthetic risks.
This surgery is usually performed to evaluate abnormal bleeding during a woman’s life span. Most often a D&C is performed in conjunction. This involves sampling the lining of the uterus so that it can be evaluated under a microscope to rule out pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.
Fibroids that protrude into the uterine lining can also be removed with a hysteroscope. However, fibroids not protruding into the uterine lining cannot be removed this way.