Learning curve for hysteroscopic sterilisation: Lessons from the first 80 cases
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2004
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 44, Issue 1, pages 62–64, February 2004
How to Cite
Rosen, D. M. B. (2004), Learning curve for hysteroscopic sterilisation: Lessons from the first 80 cases. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 44: 62–64. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2004.00159.x
- Issue published online: 21 JAN 2004
- Article first published online: 21 JAN 2004
- Received 22 April 2003;accepted 27 August 2003.
- learning curve;
The present report looks at the first 80 patients of Essure sterilisation performed by a surgeon with experience in operative hysteroscopy. The results show that the procedure is well tolerated under local anaesthesia with or without sedation, and that devices can be successfully placed in 90% of cases. Surgical time is reduced with increased experience, and successful placement increased by improving visibility within the endometrial cavity (cycle timing).