Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy

P. Vercellini, A. Colombo, F. Mauro, S. Oldani, T. Bramante, P. G. Crosignani

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Abstract

One hundred seventy-seven women aged 41 ± 8 (mean ± SD) years, referred for evaluation of excessive uterine bleeding, were enrolled in an open-label randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of local anesthesia before hysteroscopy in an outpatient population. The patients underwent hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy with paracervical block by 10 mL of 1% mepivacaine hydrochloride solution (n = 87) or no local anesthesia (n = 90) and assessed lower abdominal and pelvic pain according to a 10-point linear analog scale. The mean ± SD pain score was 4.5 ± 2.0 at hysteroscopy and 5.2 ± 2.1 at endometrial biopsy in the 87 subjects given a paracervical block versus 4.9 ± 2.2 and 5.7 ± 2.4 in the 90 women not given local anesthesia, without statistically significant differences. Paracervical anesthesia for routine outpatient hysteroscopy in premenopausal women may be superfluous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1085
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume62
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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Hysteroscopy
Outpatients
Local Anesthesia
Anesthesia
Obstetrical Anesthesia
Mepivacaine
Biopsy
Pelvic Pain
Uterine Hemorrhage
Abdominal Pain
Pain
Population

Keywords

  • endometrium
  • Hysteroscopy
  • local anesthesia
  • menorrhagia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Vercellini, P., Colombo, A., Mauro, F., Oldani, S., Bramante, T., & Crosignani, P. G. (1994). Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy. Fertility and Sterility, 62(5), 1083-1085.

Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy. / Vercellini, P.; Colombo, A.; Mauro, F.; Oldani, S.; Bramante, T.; Crosignani, P. G.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 62, No. 5, 1994, p. 1083-1085.

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Vercellini, P, Colombo, A, Mauro, F, Oldani, S, Bramante, T & Crosignani, PG 1994, 'Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 1083-1085.
Vercellini P, Colombo A, Mauro F, Oldani S, Bramante T, Crosignani PG. Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy. Fertility and Sterility. 1994;62(5):1083-1085.
Vercellini, P. ; Colombo, A. ; Mauro, F. ; Oldani, S. ; Bramante, T. ; Crosignani, P. G. / Paracervical anesthesia for outpatient hysteroscopy. In: Fertility and Sterility. 1994 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 1083-1085.
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