Author | Estil Y. Strawn, Jr, MD


Office Hysteroscopy

June 30, 2011

The first use of hysteroscopy as a diagnostic tool occurred in 1869 by Pantaleoni who used a tube with an external light source to detect “vegetations in the uterine cavity.”[1] Since that time, improvements in optics, light sources and video cameras have made office hysteroscopy an invaluable tool in the diagnosis of abnormal uterine bleeding. Additionally, the office hysteroscope has the potential for use in treatment of certain disorders of the uterine cavity.