Hysteroscopy and removal of endometrial polyps: A Dutch survey

Anne Timmermans, Heleen van Dongen, Ben Willem Mol, Sebastiaan Veersema, Frank Willem Jansen

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate current practice of Dutch gynecologists in polyp removal. Study design: All practicing gynecologists in The Netherlands in 2003 were surveyed by a mailed self-administered questionnaire about polypectomy. Gynecologists were asked about their individual performance of polypectomy: setting, form of anesthesia, method and instrument used. Results: The response rate was 74% (553 of 752 gynecologists). Among the respondents, 455 (83%) stated that they removed polyps themselves. Polyps were most commonly removed in an inpatient setting (71%), under general or regional anesthesia (77%), and under direct hysteroscopic visualization (69%). Gynecologists working in a teaching hospital removed polyps more often in an outpatient setting compared to gynecologists working in a non-teaching hospital (93 (39%) versus 36 (19%) p < 0.001). Conclusion: In the Netherlands, outpatient polyp removal is not practiced on a large scale. However, teaching hospitals are more often performing polypectomy in an outpatient setting. Therefore, we expect that there must be a tendency towards outpatient hysteroscopic removal of polyps for the future. Further research is required to assess the efficacy polyp removal.

LanguageEnglish
Pages76-79
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Timmermans, Anne ; van Dongen, Heleen ; Mol, Ben Willem ; Veersema, Sebastiaan ; Jansen, Frank Willem. / Hysteroscopy and removal of endometrial polyps : A Dutch survey. In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2008 ; Vol. 138, No. 1. pp. 76-79.
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Hysteroscopy and removal of endometrial polyps : A Dutch survey. / Timmermans, Anne; van Dongen, Heleen; Mol, Ben Willem; Veersema, Sebastiaan; Jansen, Frank Willem.

In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol. 138, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 76-79.

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