Oral Desogestrel as Endometrial Preparation before Operative Hysteroscopy: A Systematic Review

Michał Ciebiera, Magdalena Zgliczyńska, Stanisław Zgliczyński, Antoni Sierant, Antonio Simone Laganà, Luis Alonso Pacheco, Jose Carugno, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale

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Abstract

The pharmacologic preparation of the endometrium before hysteroscopy may be achieved with the use of various drugs. This systematic review aims to summarize the available evidence regarding the use of desogestrel for endometrial preparation before hysteroscopic procedures. A literature search for suitable articles published in English language from inception of the database until August 2019 was performed using the following databases: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar. All original articles concerning desogestrel-only pretreatment before hysteroscopic surgery were considered eligible. Reviews, case reports/series, conference papers, studies including the use of combined hormonal preparation, and articles in languages other than English were excluded from the analysis. The literature search retrieved 3 studies that met all the inclusion criteria. The data demonstrated that desogestrel may be considered as a hormonal pretreatment drug before hysteroscopic procedures. The drug was distinctly effective and assessed as helpful by the operating surgeon in numerous patients who were administered the pretreatment of 75 μg daily. Oral desogestrel is a cheap, easily available, safe, and quite efficient alternative for endometrial preparation before hysteroscopic procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Desogestrel
  • Endometrium
  • Endoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Preparation
  • Progestin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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