International Consensus Statement for Recommended Terminology Describing Hysteroscopic Procedures

Jose Carugno, Grigoris Grimbizis, Mario Franchini, Luis Alonso, Linda Bradley, Rudi Campo, Ursula Catena, De Angelis Carlo, Di Spiezio Sardo Attilio, Farrugia Martin, Sergio Haimovich, Keith Isaacson, Nash Moawad, Ertan Saridogan, T. Justin Clark

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Abstract

Objective: To develop a consensus statement of recommended terminology to use for describing different aspects of hysteroscopic procedures that can be uniformly used in clinical practice and research. Design: Open forum discussion followed by online video meetings. Setting: International community of hysteroscopy experts Patients: Not applicable. Interventions: Series of online video meetings to complete a previously established agenda until a final agreement for standardized nomenclature was obtained. Measurement and Main Results: The adoption and implementation of a common terminology to standardize reporting of hysteroscopic procedures was proposed to cover five domains: pain management, healthcare setting, model of care, type of hysteroscopic procedure and the hysteroscopic approach to the uterine cavity. A final agreement was obtained after 3 online video meetings. Conclusion: Hysteroscopy is the gold standard technique for the evaluation and management of uterine disorders. A clear definition and understanding of the terminology used to describe hysteroscopic procedures is lacking. The production of this international consensus statement for terminology to describe hysteroscopic procedures, covering pain management, setting, model of care, type of procedure and hysteroscopic approach, has the potential to enable more effective communication for both clinical and research purposes with the ultimate aim of improving patient care and clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Hysteroscopy
  • Nomenclature
  • Office
  • Operating room

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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