Hysteroscopy and the risk of gas embolism: A review

Roni T. Ratner, Jim Tsaltas, Beverley Vollenhoven

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Hysteroscopy is one of the most frequent procedures that a gynecologist will perform over their career. It is also one of the safest procedures. Operative hysteroscopy has an increased risk profile due to the nature of the surgery. The following review will address the issue of gas embolism in hysteroscopy. This review will look at the evidence regarding the likely causation, rates, and potential methods of minimizing risk to patients as well as treatment options available should this complication arise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • Complication
  • gas embolism
  • hysteroscopy

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