Using narrow-band imaging with conventional hysteroscopy increases the detection of chronic endometritis in abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding

Ozturk M., Ulubay M., ALANBAY İ., Keskin U., Karasahin E., Yenen M. C.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, vol.42, no.1, pp.67-71, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jog.12839
  • Journal Name: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-71
  • Keywords: endometritis, hysteroscopy, narrow-band imaging, DIAGNOSIS, RELIABILITY, HYPERPLASIA, ACCURACY, WOMEN
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2015 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.Aim A preliminary study was designed to evaluate whether a narrow-band imaging (NBI) endoscopic light source could detect chronic endometritis that was not identifiable with a white light hysteroscope. Material and Methods A total of 86 patients with endometrial pathology (71 abnormal uterine bleeding and 15 postmenopausal bleeding) were examined by NBI endoscopy and white light hysteroscopy between February 2010 and February 2011. The surgeon initially observed the uterine cavity using white light hysteroscopy and made a diagnostic impression, which was recorded. Subsequently, after pressing a button on the telescope, NBI was used to reevaluate the endometrial mucosa. Results The median age of the patients was 40 years (range: 30-60 years). Endometritis was diagnosed histologically. Six cases of abnormal uterine bleeding (6/71, 8.4%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.03-0.17) and one case of postmenopausal bleeding (1/15, 6%, 95%CI 0.01-0.29) were only diagnosed with chronic endometritis by NBI (7/86, 8.1%, 95%CI 0.04-0.15). Conclusion Capillary patterns of the endometrium can be observed by NBI and this method can be used to assess chronic endometritis.