Preoperative ripening of the cervix before operative hysteroscopy

Mick Harper, Steve Moutrey, Nicholas John Clark

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Hysteroscopy is a common gynaecological procedure carried out for both diagnostic and surgical treatments for conditions within the uterus. Hysteroscopy is reported to be a safe surgical intervention, but complications such as cervical tears, formation of false passages, bleeding and uterine perforation may occur. Knowledge of this surgical preparation will aid the nurse to support and educate women about preoperative medications used to achieve cervical ripening.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Early online date3 Nov 2017
Publication statusEarly online - 3 Nov 2017


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