A hysteroscope is an instrument used to see inside the uterus. Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose disorders such as uterine fibroids and can be performed under general or local anaesthesia in an outpatient clinic. Minor surgery, such as the removal of fibroids, may also be carried out through the hysteroscope. The procedure usually lasts 15 minutes or less.
From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.