Transvaginal endoscopy: New technique evaluating female infertility. Three Mediterranean countries' experiences

V. Tanos, G. Bigatti, M. Paschopoulos, M. Rosales, B. Magro, L. Gianaroli, D. Ioannou, F. Avgoustatos, D. E. Lolis

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Abstract

Seventy-eight women from five different gynaecology departments, with infertility problems, were investigated to rule out mechanical factors by the new technique of transvaginal endoscopy (TVE). Tubo-ovarian structures were visualised in 70% to 100% of the cases, diagnosed pelvic endometriosis ranged from 9% to 20%, and the overall frequency of adhesions was 20%. In 7-10% of the cases CO2 laparoscopy was performed to verify the diagnosis made by TVE. The overall number of patients who avoided having to have CO2 laparoscopy, by undergoing TVE, was 41/78 (51%). The learning experience of TVE from different departments in three Mediterranean countries demonstrates accurate results, a low cost procedure, very good acceptance by the patients, and minimal complication risks depending on the surgeon's experience and the selection of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalGynecological Surgery
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Female infertility investigation
  • Fertiloscopy
  • Transvaginal endoscopy

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    Tanos, V., Bigatti, G., Paschopoulos, M., Rosales, M., Magro, B., Gianaroli, L., Ioannou, D., Avgoustatos, F., & Lolis, D. E. (2005). Transvaginal endoscopy: New technique evaluating female infertility. Three Mediterranean countries' experiences. Gynecological Surgery, 2(4), 241-243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10397-005-0137-1