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Operative hysteroscopy preserving virginity: a new technique
1 Baskent University, Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana (Turkey)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2013, 40(4), 572–573;
Published: 10 December 2013
Objective: To present a new technique of virginity-preserving operative hysteroscopy in the treatment of intrauterine pathologies. Materials and Methods: The details of operative hysteroscopy in which the hymenal orifice was left intact to preserve virginity are presented. The technique briefly involved the following steps: holding the cervix with a tenaculum and its traction to the immediate posterior hymenal opening with use of office hysteroscopy, which was then followed by operative conventional hysteroscopy. Results: The technique was performed successfully in all patients with an annular hymenal morphology. The technique enabled complete resection of intrauterine pathologies in all cases. There was no case of inadvertent hymenal injury during the procedure. Conclusion: The presented technique, makes it possible to easily treat intrauterine pathologies while preserving the hymen. It can be preferred in groups of patients in whom it is necessary to preserve virginity.