Hysteroscopic Septal Resection for Septate Uterus

Septate uterus is the term used for uterus which is malformed.  In such cases the outside of the uterus may be having no deformity.  But inside of the uterus will be divided into two parts. Women with septate uterus find no difficulty in becoming pregnant. But the septate uterus does not allow the baby to grow and miscarriage takes place in the early days of pregnancy itself.   Surgical removal of septate uterus will help the women to overcome miscarriage and give birth to the conceived child.

 If a woman continuously experiences miscarriage, the surgeon may manually examine the pelvic area to find out the reasons for the same. Ultra sound scan, MRI, hysterosalpingogram etc are the normal procedures that can be made use of to find the reasons for the continued miscarriage. Hysterosalpingogram is a process in which an X-ray photograph of the uterus and connected area is taken after injecting an ink into the uterus.

 The procedure

 After anesthesia has taken effect, a hygroscope will be inserted into your womb through the vaginal opening. Hygroscope is an instrument connected with a miniature telescopic camera on one end of a tube, the other side of which is connected to a monitor which is positioned before the surgeon who is carrying out the surgery. Through this monitor he can see the inside of the uterus being operated. Some fluid or carbon dioxide is filled in the uterus to enlarge the inside and make the movement of the instruments inside the womb easier. This will also reduce hindrance and make a clearer view of the inside of the uterus.  The LEEP (loop electrical excision procedure) the instrument is used for performing the removal of septate uterus is inserted into the vagina through a hole in the tube connected to the scope. In loop electrical excision procedure (LEEP), the required corrections are made in the uterus so that the inconsistency in the uterus is removed and normalcy is restored.

 This process can be done by an open surgery as well as by hysteroscopic surgery. As only small incisions are needed in hysteroscopic surgery it is involved with less pain and blood loss. Recovery and return to job also occur very fast.